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Franz PÖCHHACKER: A conversation about the future of conference interpreting

Responding to questions by Lourdes de Rioja, Franz Pöchhacker (University of Vienna) talks about future prospects for the interpreting profession, i
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Polish woman gets compensation after womb op due to language issues - DutchNews.nl

Polish woman gets compensation after womb op due to language issues - DutchNews.nl | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Polish woman gets compensation after womb op due to language issues
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19 quotes from Xi Jinping's report to the 19th CPC National Congress

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Terrible translation makes chicken offal congee unpalatable

Terrible translation makes chicken offal congee unpalatable | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
» Terrible translation makes chicken offal congee unpalatable On the pulse
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'Dotard' or 'old lunatic'? North Korea chooses its words carefully

'Dotard' or 'old lunatic'? North Korea chooses its words carefully | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had some choice words for US President Donald Trump Friday, accusing the American leader of "mentally deranged behavior."
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In Chinese, it can be translated as 老懵懂
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Trying to save South Africa's first language - BBC News

Trying to save South Africa's first language - BBC News | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Katrina Esau is working hard to save the language of her childhood from dying out - she is one of just three speakers, as the BBC's Pumza Fihlani discovers.
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What's the Most Complicated Word in English?

What's the Most Complicated Word in English? | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
According to the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary, the most complicated word in the English language is something we're all familiar with. 

 
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10 Fascinating Interpreters Who Changed History - Listverse

10 Fascinating Interpreters Who Changed History - Listverse | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
The gift of gab has been invaluable throughout history, with interpreters playing a key role in war and peace throughout the ages. Often they simply fade i
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Australia in Heated Debate Over Major Translator, Interpreter Accreditation Reform | Slator

Australia in Heated Debate Over Major Translator, Interpreter Accreditation Reform | Slator | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
However, she says that what is absolutely necessary to raise the standards of professionalism in the industry is to make formal qualification a prerequisite to enter the occupation.
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Proportional Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages [2000x3261]

Proportional Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages [2000x3261] | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Post with 700378 views. Proportional Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages [2000x3261]
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Cantonese v Mandarin: When Hong Kong languages get political - BBC News

Cantonese v Mandarin: When Hong Kong languages get political - BBC News | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Hong Kongers are getting better at speaking Mandarin, but speaking the language is a taboo to many.
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Google Translate

Google Translate. Technology, you love it and hate it. But what happens when you have to use it to communicate with someone you love? Watch as Jason trie
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Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea

Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say "tea" in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi. Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offer
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Twenty-six words we don’t want to lose

Twenty-six words we don’t want to lose | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
After academics picked out 30 words that have been ‘lost’ from the English language, Paul Anthony Jones reveals an A to Z of obscure yet delightful terms that also need saving.
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11 Reasons Everyone Should Celebrate Translation - Words Without Borders


September 30 is International Translation Day, celebrated annually on the feast of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators. Today we’re giving thanks for the worldwide network of writers, translators, publishers, and organizations that make the translation community so vital, and asking
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Kim: 'Deranged' Trump will pay for speech

Kim: 'Deranged' Trump will pay for speech | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
In unprecedented address, North Korea's leader says he is convinced developing weapons is "correct".
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A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes

A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes Looking for linguistics and language-related films to watch? Mary Ann Walter, a linguist who runs a linguistics fil
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9 exercises to improve short-term memory while interpreting

9 exercises to improve short-term memory while interpreting | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Ever since the 19th century, memory has been classified as long-term or short-term. This difference was explored in more depth in 1968, by the Atkinson-Shiffrin memory model, that suggests that human memory involves a three phase sequence: Sensory memory: the senses have limited ability to store information about the world without processing it for less […]
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9 Books to Read for Women in Translation Month - K International

9 Books to Read for Women in Translation Month - K International | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Not sure what to read for Women in Translation Month? We've got you covered! Learn about other places, times and cultures with these recommendations.
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[11-30, Sep. 2017] Photo Exhibition - The Interpreter's One Hundred Years of Solitude: Between History and Memory - CUHK Department of Translation

[11-30, Sep. 2017] Photo Exhibition - The Interpreter's One Hundred Years of Solitude: Between History and Memory - CUHK Department of Translation | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
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To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language

To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
From Alexa and Siri to countless chatbots and automated customer support lines, computers are gradually learning to talk. The only trouble is they are still very easily confused.
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The Third Men: The Strange, High-Pressure Work of Presidential Interpreters

The Third Men: The Strange, High-Pressure Work of Presidential Interpreters | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
The people who help bridge the language gap in meetings like Friday’s Trump-Putin summit serve as confidants, fact-checkers, and de facto diplomats.
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Farewell to ‘Chinglish’ signs as China cracks down?

Farewell to ‘Chinglish’ signs as China cracks down? | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
In the latest campaign to rid the country of ‘Chinglish’ and burnish its international image, the government will set guidelines for the language of signs in public areas
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