Thursday, January 16, 2014
Is poor translation under-serving Spanish-language speakers and recent immigrants? Dr. Jane Delgado, President of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, says that the controversy over poor translation is masking bigger concerns about the lack of features on the site. At the moment, CuidadoDeSalud.gov doesn't have a feature to shop for different plans in the same way the English site does. Delgado also says a big challenge is finding ways to best represent the "language of healthcare" to non-English speakers.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Today’s political candidates are increasingly savvy in their attempts to targeting Spanish-speaking voters. But as attempts to court Latino voters have become increasingly commonplace, so have cultural blunders. Jude Joffe-Block is senior field correspondent for Fronteras, a multimedia collaboration focusing on the southwestern border between Mexico and the United States. Ruben Navarette is a nationally-syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Spanish writers Andres Barba and Javier Montes and Granta editor John Freeman discuss the state of fiction in the Spanish-speaking world. Granta’s issue The Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists, showcases of 22 of the finest young writers in the Spanish-speaking world, and includes writers from Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Liza Bakewell, linguistic anthropologist at Brown University and the author of Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun, explores the influence of language on Mexican culture through the lens of the Spanish word for "mother."
Got a favorite "madre" phrase or any other mom-language story? Let us know! (And...keep it clean)
Monday, September 20, 2010
Before it was “New York”, it may have been "Nueva York". That’s the name of a new exhibit at El Museo del Barrio that explores the history of Spanish-speaking people in New York City.