Our weeklong series on language
As we kicked off our weeklong language series, we asked you what questions you've got on the subject. You responded. Now, we have some answers.
For his 9-year-old daughter Cassandra and son Philip, Erik Anderlind sees language as "a gateway to learning a culture better."
"What automatic translation does for us as humans is really open doors," says one computer scientist with Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute.
Over the course of 22 years as a U.N. interpreter, Lynn Visson interpreted for politicians like Russian President Boris Yeltsin and President Jimmy Carter.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Shannon Kennedy and Steve Kaufmann, who each speak more than a half dozen languages.
"I think Americans have a mindset that, as a country, we're not good at languages," says the executive director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.