Saturday, May 17, 2014

Google considers Catalan to be one of 10 most active languages ​​in the world



Representatives from this American company highlight the high presence of Catalan in relation to its number of speakers. 

Catalan is now among the 10 most active languages ​​in the world. This was said recently by Google representatives during a presentation at Convit’s second congress, held in Reus, with the theme of business, language and immigration. Delegates of the American company highlighted the high presence of Catalan in relation to its number of speakers, 10 million people, and explained the differences in ranking between languages ​​that have activity beyond their borders and those that have only localised activity within their own territory. 

The representatives also commented that, in a globalised company like Google, multilingual management is an inherent part of the organisation and it is normal to be surrounded by people who speak different languages. 

As Josep M. Canyelles explains in his blog Responsabilitat Global, (Global Responsibility) 'one of the curious facts provided by Google representative, Luis Collado, (director of Google Books and Google News for Spain and Portugal), is that Catalan is ranked between the 10th and 15th position of Western/International languages. Its position varies over time but, needless to say, it is a huge presence in relation to its 10 million speakers. It is important to note that Google differentiates its ranking between languages ​​that have activity beyond their borders and those that have only localised activity within their own territory and that Catalan belongs to the International languages ranking'. 

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Àlvar Llobet


1 comentaris:

  • Pere Palaudocs says:
    December 13, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    But, instead, Google doesn't index catalan news on Google News... #fail

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