April 2023

A Testament to Excellence: Achievements of Our Language Services Team

April serves as a reminder of the beauty of growth and transformation and language service providers embody these principles by breaking barriers, promoting understanding, and fostering global connections. In a world where diversity is celebrated, embracing language services enables us to appreciate the richness of different cultures, work collaboratively across borders, and build a more inclusive and harmonious society. As we embark on this journey of communication and understanding, let us embrace language support services as powerful tools to bridge barriers and cultivate a world where language is celebrated as a unifying force.

Supporting Multilingual Medical Sector

In the medical field, language barriers can have serious consequences. Language support services ensure that patients from diverse linguistic backgrounds can communicate effectively with healthcare professionals, reducing the risk of misdiagnoses and improving overall patient outcomes. It creates a compassionate and inclusive healthcare environment for all. This month, our esteemed language services team has achieved remarkable milestones, including completing over 150 hours of Spanish interpreting for a large community health center and facilitating communication at a significant Spanish Conference for a global research and patient care leader. This conference also required professional interpreting equipment.

Additionally, our skilled translators successfully translated more than 100,000 source words from English to Spanish for a major hospital chain on the West Coast. Another healthcare provider needed multiple American Sign Language interpreting services in April. Our ASL interpreter did an excellent job providing our client with outstanding services. These achievements reflect our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional language services, fostering understanding, and bridging linguistic gaps across various sectors.

Enhancing Education and Learning

Language services play a crucial role in the field of education. They support students and educators alike by providing access to educational materials in different languages. Whether translating textbooks, offering multilingual e-learning platforms, or providing interpretation services for international students, language services contribute to a more inclusive and accessible learning environment. April showcased our language services team’s remarkable triumphs as we took pride in translating over 100,000 source words for esteemed universities on both the East and West Coasts. Our expertise extended across various language pairs, including English into Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Somali, and Croatian. We also provided multiple consecutive interpreting services for various school districts and esteemed universities across the United States. Our expertise in simultaneous conference interpreting facilitated seamless communication for universities in Spanish, French (CA & EU), Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Korean. These language services were pivotal in fostering cross-cultural understanding, enabling inclusive learning environments, and strengthening academic connections nationwide. Moreover, we have successfully undertaken subtitling projects for a major university. Our team’s linguistic accuracy and cultural sensitivity proficiency has allowed us to provide high-quality subtitles that enhance accessibility and global outreach for the university’s educational content.

Empowering International Communication

At a prominent event hosted by a global leader in research, patient care, and innovation, our Spanish interpreters played a vital role in ensuring smooth communication among diverse attendees. Their linguistic expertise and professionalism were instrumental in facilitating discussions and presentations, enabling the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge and ideas to improve and extend the lives of those with serious diseases. We are proud to have been a part of exceptional interpreting assignments and translation projects for major law offices, esteemed attorneys, and reputable courts. Our skilled translators have showcased their linguistic prowess by proficiently translating and transcribing audio content in various languages, including French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese. In addition to our exceptional translation services, our skilled and certified interpreters have played a crucial role in the legal domain, participating in interpreting for trials, hearings, and depositions. Their legal terminology and protocols expertise has facilitated seamless communication between parties with different language backgrounds, ensuring that all participants fully comprehend and engage in legal proceedings.

10 Facts about American Sign Language

Unique Language: ASL is a complete and distinct language with its own grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. It is not a direct translation of spoken English but has its own linguistic structure.

Visual-Gestural Communication: ASL is a visual-gestural language, primarily using hand movements, facial expressions, and body postures to convey meaning. It is primarily used by Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States and parts of Canada.

Official Status: ASL is recognized as a legitimate language in the United States. In 1965, it was recognized by the Linguistics Society of America as a natural language.

Regional Variations: Just like spoken languages, ASL has regional variations and dialects across different parts of the United States.

Manual Alphabet: ASL uses a manual alphabet that consists of hand shapes representing the 26 letters of the English alphabet. It is commonly used for fingerspelling names, places, and other English words.

Cultural Importance: ASL is not just a language but also an essential part of Deaf culture. It plays a crucial role in the cultural identity and community of Deaf individuals.

William Stokoe’s Contribution: Linguist William Stokoe is often referred to as the “father of ASL linguistics.” He was one of the first scholars to study ASL as a distinct language with its own grammatical structure.

Non-Verbal Modality: ASL is a fully expressive language even without sound, allowing for nuanced communication through facial expressions, body language, and hand gestures.

Number of ASL Users: The number of ASL users is difficult to estimate precisely, but it is believed that there are around 500,000 to 2 million ASL speakers in the United States.

Sign Language Interpreters: Sign language interpreters play a crucial role in facilitating communication between Deaf individuals who use ASL and hearing individuals. They often work in educational, legal, medical, and various other settings.

AML-Global stands the test of time in providing translation, interpretation, transcription and media services to private industry, government at all levels, educational and non-profit organizations. Our thousands of linguists around the world and teams of dedicated professionals are ready to serve.

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