Video Fix

Every Sunday, we publish an informative video related to language, terminology or current affairs.

Watching Music: the importance of sign language

Music is often said to be the universal language. But is that actually true? For some people, the gentle vibration of some guitar strings...

The phobias you should know about

Phobias are irrational intense fears of certain objects or situations, despite the awareness of them not being actually dangerous. They are not simple fears...

Cinema fix: The Lobster – Constructed, visual and sign languages

The Lobster is a 2015 film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. It is set in a dystopian near-future, where singles are given 45...

Cooperation with the University of Trieste on terminology projects: Interview with...

TermCoord, together with the department of “Applied Interlinguistic Communication” at the University of Trieste (previously the School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators),...

Music Fix: The language hierarchy – when a creole gets mistaken...

The internet has erupted in the last few weeks with comments, memes and criticisms regarding Barbadian singer Rihanna’s newest single ‘Work’. Many people have...

Video fix: Does grammar matter?

        You would assume that when you first learn a language you would have to learn its grammar to understand and speak it properly. But...

Music Fix: How to translate DNA into music

So how is it to translate music? We were already talking about translating and listening music at the same time, but let's talk about...
Video-fix Italian hand gestures feature

Video Fix: the world of Italian hand gestures

Many people in the world are fascinated by the Italian peninsula: delicious food, nice weather, unique works of art and ancient architecture. Some brave...

“Chuchotage” or whispering

"Chuchotage" (the French term) or whispering is one of the prominent modes of simultaneous interpreting. It is often used due to economic reasons as...

Body Language traps

    The way you move, look or react tells the other person whether you care or not, if you are telling the truth and even...
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