Tag: interpretation

Language Affects How We Perceive Motion

The way our native language employs verbs of motion—words like “go,” “run” or “descend”—may have an effect on how we perceive those motions, according to a study published in Neuropsychologia. According to the study, different languages can encode different semantic information in their verbs of motion—in this sense, languages fall into two camps: manner-verbs and path-verbs. English tends to encode...

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Translation & Interpretation

COVID-19 has changed the world irrevocably, forcing the translation and interpretation industry to rapidly adopt digital technology and tools to reduce the disruption of day-to-day operations.  Since early March, multinational corporations and international associations have had to turn global, face-to-face events into online video conferences. While frontline workers are undoubtedly the heroes of this crisis, interpreters have been essential to the...

International Translation Day

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In 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day. This is an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals and their role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development,...

My Linguistic Career

Nataly Kelly looks at full-time and freelance opportunities for world languages teachers in translation and interpreting Translation and interpreting offer two distinct career paths with ample opportunities for linguists to put their skills to use in exciting areas. From video game localization to interpreting for astronauts in outer space, from translating Harry Potter books to accompanying heads of state on diplomatic...

Microsoft Claims Interpretation Breakthrough

Rashid Demonstrates Interpretation Microsoft's chief research officer, Rick Rashid, has announced that the software giant hopes to have "systems that can completely break down language barriers" within the next few years. In a video demonstration, Rashid spoke in English and was then echoed, in his own voice, by a Mandarin Chinese translation.Microsoft has been working on the core speech-recognition...
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