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Royal Charter Granted to Institute of Linguistics

The Institute of Linguistics is getting a name change. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted a petition allowing the Institute to become incorporated which means it will now be officially known as The Charted Institute of Linguistics.

The name change is not simply a badge of honour for the group, however. It also empowers the new Chartered Institute to confer the status of “Chartered Linguist” upon suitably qualified linguists across the profession.

Chairman “Delighted” With New Status

Mr. John Hammond, Chairman of the Council of the Institute of Linguists, said: “We are delighted that Her Majesty in Council has seen fit to confer this significant honour upon us. It will materially assist us to enhance regulation and uniform standards for all those working as professional linguists, as well as emphasising the importance of the profession and languages within the community generally. We have received a warm message of congratulations from our Royal Patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO.”

The Institute of Linguists is the UKs only national and international body serving all professional linguists (translators, interpreters, modern foreign language educationalists and those in business, professions and government). It now boasts about six thousand members in the UK and abroad. Its new official status as the Chartered Institute of Linguistics will come into effect beginning in September.

Mr. Henry Pavlovich, Chief Executive of the Institute of Linguists, said: “This is a major step forward for the public and people working with or through languages. The award of a Royal Charter is a mark of approbation for the profession. We hope that linguists everywhere will wish to consider individual chartered status in their own right whether or not they become members of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.”

Brooke Van Dam, International Education Correspondent

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