Category Archives: Culture

MultiLing Invests in Growth with New Sales and Marketing Leaders

MultiLing today announced the appointment of four key sales and marketing professionals to help grow the company’s IP services for Global 500 legal teams. View the press release here. Randy Scott has been named MultiLing’s vice president of marketing, while Michael Degn, Barbara Vellone and Matt Goldberg are in sales positions new to the company. Degn […]

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas from all your friends at MultiLing! Enjoy a little Christmas fun with these patents that may help your holiday celebrations be more innovative, or at least somewhat unique. US20130021788A1 [EN] Personal Energy Christmas Ornaments [EN] A method is disclosed for personalizing a Christmas ornament by associating the ornament with a store of energy harvested […]

Tyler Young Sees ‘Pathway to Success’ for MultiLing

Tyler Young is a senior project manager, patents, at MultiLing and originally started with the company in 2008. Read Tyler’s responses to our 25th anniversary questionnaire below: How long have you been with the company? I’ve worked for MultiLing from 2008 until 2011, and returned in early 2013. What is your oldest memory of the company? [...]

Peter Fischer Sees Success in “Happy Clients Who Value Our Service”

Peter Fischer has been with MultiLing just over a year. In October 2012, he was pleased to join a company in his specialty field of intellectual property and was hired as the director of business development for Europe. Peter works from MultiLing’s office in Starnberg, Germany, and is enjoying seeing the business “take off” with […]

Happy Hangul Day!

If there were ever a World Linguists’ Day, you could make a great argument that it would be Hangul Day, observed on Oct. 9 each year in South Korea. Today is Hangul Proclamation Day or Korean Alphabet Day, the day when Koreans commemorate and celebrate the publication of the Korean national alphabet by King Sejong […]

Season’s Greetings in More than 80 Languages

Due to popular demand we would like to re-post a brilliant online service: Are you about to prepare Season’s Greetings in your company? Why not use the language database provided by the Federal Association of Translators and Interpreters in Germany (BDÜ). This database contains translations for the term “Merry Christmas” in more than 80 languages, […]

IKEA’s New Catalogue: a “Boneheaded” Win for the German Press

IKEA recently released its new furniture catalog to the German market. This wouldn’t normally be newsworthy, but after only a few days, it’s already all over the German media. Why? There are two women at IKEA headquarters in Sweden who think up the names for all the items that can be purchased at IKEA worldwide. […]

Book Review: “Language – The Cultural Tool” by Daniel Everett

This publication is a bold and provocative study that presents language not as an innate component of the brain—as most linguists do—but as an essential tool unique to each culture worldwide. For years, the prevailing opinion among academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of […]

“The Translator Dances the Tango with the Text”

French translator Josée Kamoun has translated novels by more than a dozen writers, among them works of Philip Roth and John Irving. In a recent article on worldcrunch she gives insight views into her professional life and explains what makes her work so adventurous. For Kamoun, translation is the combination of a mask to hide […]