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Les interprètes dans la fiction : The Interpreter de Suki Kim

Bon nombre d'interprètes ont eu une enfance multilingue et un parcours de vie multiculturel. L'essentiel est de ne pas y perdre son âme, comme le dit ce père coréen à ses filles dans l’œuvre de Suki Kim: «You must never forget your language; once you do, you no longer have a home.»

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Book review: Island of Dreams by Aline Tayar

Three cousins, one an interpreter, return to Malta from disparate lives in different countries when their elderly aunts can no longer look after themselves or the ancestral home. Their reunion leads to an examination of family history, memory, language and identity, themes that effortlessly intertwine in this novel by an AIIC member.

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Interpretation as a spur to knowledge

Although Laura Bertone warns us in the preface that her book “... is not a technical treatise on interpretation subjects…” and “… has not been specifically designed for teaching interpretation...” the author draws on many years experience as a professional interpreter; her material, analysis and commentary are a wink of complicity to readers from an interpreting background, although the book is certainly of potential interest to a wider readership.

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A profession with a view

A short review of Conference Interpreting: Principles and Practice by Valerie Taylor-Bouladon , with an excerpt from the book.

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