Using translation to overcome language barriers on the battlefield

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shfranke
United States
Local time: 02:11
English to Arabic
+ ...
Apr 18, 2010

Greetings.

This article is an incomplete, inaccurate, shallow, and poorly-researched (such research as was done beyond the good people at AppTek).

The writer missed the details about the broad range of products available, or under development, for self-training and use of non-linguist US soldiers and their NATO allies in the various languages and regional cultures found in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I must also observe that these hand-held two-way "communicative" devices [1] are not tactically sound and [2] their use injects cultural, affective and mental barriers into a bicultural disacourse that is already under tension and anxiety on the part of all the interactants.

Hope this helps add some light and balance to a shoddy article.

Regards,

Stephen H. Franke
Former USDOD Linguist
(English-Arabic, Persian and Kurdish)
San Pedro, California


 


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