Content tagged 'communicate'

Language in the news

In this issue we highlight another interpreter casualty in Afghanistan, insight into how language may affect thought, a radio program on language and culture, and a growing need for foreign language education.

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Interpreting through an artist's eyes

From the street the art lover or simple passer-by can look through huge windows and see three enormous screens. On each of them an interpreter is situated in a "normal" environment (dark clothes, plain decor, a bottle of water to hand) uttering sentences the passer-by cannot hear.

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Letter from the Editor

What can we infer from the ways in which others talk about translation and interpretation? Here are a few thoughts on some common misperceptions and clichés.

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Letter from the Editor

I have always thought that if I can see something in my mind's eye, I'll be able to describe it. Or in another sense, if I can see what a speaker is saying, I'll be able to interpret it. My orientation is acutely visual, although I will say that certain places have imprinted an olfactory rather than a visual image. But I haven't yet found a use for smell in my interpreting practice while I have for visualization.

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Comment faut-il traduire ?

Dans une tribune publiée dans Communicate! en mars 2005, notre collègue Panayotis (Takis) Mouzourakis prenait comme point de départ de sa réflexion mon article Comment faut-il traduire ? [1] consacré  à Danica Seleskovitch et à sa Théorie Interprétative de la Traduction (TIT), publié en 2003 dans Lingua Franca, le bulletin des interprètes du Parlement européen.

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Letter from the Editor: AIIC turns 50

Many would say that one’s 50s is hardly the prime of life, but those who have passed the half-century mark would hardly agree. AIIC started to celebrate its birthday a bit early – it won’t officially turn fifty until November – with the recent assembly in Porto - and except for a few squeaky joints, showed that maturity has its advantages.

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Communicate! one year down the road

This is the 9th issue of Communicate! since we launched one year ago. It seems like a good time for us at AIIC to look back at what we have achieved, consider what to do next and ask what you think.

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