Content authored by Benoît KREMER


15 articles found:

Letter from the President: stress

We interpreters are constantly on the go.  We expend considerable mental energy and time on preparation, acquainting ourselves with a wide range of highly technical subjects, making our own travel arrangements whilst trying to keep our work-life balance on an even keel.

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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 President

Every three years AIIC - like any similar association - holds its Assembly, as tradition and regulations dictate, to look back over the past three years and plan for the next three. The Assembly also sees new officers appointed to the Association's governing bodies, elects committees and considers various administrative issues.

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Letter from the president: AIIC and multilingualism

No concept is more fashionable these days than multilingualism. At the start of the new millennium, AIIC launched a New Multilingualism Project (that later led to the creation of our Teranga Network); the European Union has a Commissioner for Multilingualism, and finally, 2008 has been declared the International Year of Languages by the UN. This is the perfect time to take stock of this seductive but rather ambiguous concept.

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Letter from the President – AIIC arouND the world

Presidents of international associations must often go traveling to represent their associations properly.  The year 2006 provided me with an opportunity to do so, and as a result I was able to get an idea of the wide-ranging diversity that such contacts offer.

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A brief reflection on interpretation and professionalism

The 6th National Conference and International Forum on Interpreting was held at Beijing's University of International Business and Economics in October 2006. As President of AIIC, I was invited to address the audience of students and teachers in attendance. Here is what I said to them.

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AIIC and ethics

This article, written on my own initiative but with the approval of the president, is designed as an aide-memoire and an explanation of the fundamental principles of ethics. It is not intended to be comprehensive; rather, its author hopes it will stimulate further reactions, give rise to debate and even to further articles. The ethical obligations undertaken by conference interpreters when becoming members of AIIC can be summed up in three words: confidentiality, integrity and collegiality.

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