The monolingual mindset goes to war

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Abstract

ABC News yesterday broke a whistleblower report that US army interpreters deployed in Afghanistan often don’t speak the local languages. ABC News reports that up to a quarter of the interpreters hired by a private provider, Mission Essential Personnel, failed basic language tests.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
PublisherLanguage on the move
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2010

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Republished by Fully (Sic) as The high costs of dodgy interpreting in Afghanistan https://blogs.crikey.com.au/fullysic/2010/09/17/the-high-costs-of-dodgy-interpreting-in-afghanistan/

Keywords

  • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)

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