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Plain Language in Translation

April 15, 2010 6 Comments »

What is Plain English? Plain English (sometimes referred to as plain language) is a style of writting that is simple and direct. It “emphasise clarity, brevity and the avoidance of technical language”. Why Plain English? “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other document (or any part

U.S. Spanish

In 40 years, the United States will be the country with the most Spanish speakers in the world. It currently more people speak Spanish than in Spain or Argentina, and only  second to Mexico in quantity. Immigrants from 20 countries converge with different versions of Spanish and, according to experts, comprise the most im

Spanish Translation in the Health Care System

April 1, 2010 5 Comments »

According to the 2000 census, over 21 million people in the United States have limited English proficiency (LEP). Nearly 28 percent of all Spanish speakers in the United State fall into this category. This language barrier can be a serious disadvantage in providing quality health care. It can affect an LEP patient’s acces