Restraining Orders: How language policies shape our identity

Does the language we speak influence who we are? Many seem to agree that it does (though there is still debate on the extent to which this occurs). One thinks, for example, of the expected connections between speaking Mandarin and being of Chinese descent. This can be liberating – experiencing and using various languages allow us different ways to […]

Singlish: You know anot?

In celebration of Singapore’s 54th birthday, Jala, our translation platform, covered various aspects of Singlish on their blog. In Singlish: You know anot?, they look at how the government’s perception of Singlish has changed over the years, and provide some background on common Singlish phrases and how to apply them in conversation.  Ever wondered what a philosophical passage […]