Interpreting

  • Court interpreters as spies/Gerichtsdolmetscher als Spione

    …1. Werner Siebers, the criminal defence lawyer, reports in his blog that the public prosecutor's department in Kassel wants to prescribe what court interpreter he uses on a first visit to a potential client in prison. He is concerned that the public prosecutors may be using an interpreter to report back to them on conversations between defendant…

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  • How to succeed in business/ALS (GB) und ein Weblog zu Finanzübersetzung

    …Miguel Llorens in Madrid has a weblog called Financial Translation Blog, which is new to me. It's subtitled 'A dose of skepticism to guard against localization hype, courtesy of Miguel Llorens, an English-Spanish financial translator' And he did a wonderful job on Gavin Wheeldon, who sold ALS to Capita in December riding on the hype of the Ministry…

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  • ALS and court interpreters/Gerichtsdolmetscherschlamassel in England

    …This story has been around since well before Christmas and no doubt all readers know about it. The British Ministry of Justice decided to save money on court interpreters and instead of taking interpreters from a national register it transferred all jobs to be dealt with by ALS (Applied Language Solutions), a translation and interpreting agency…

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  • ALS and court interpreters / Gerichtsdolmetscherschlamassel in England

    …This story has been around since well before Christmas and no doubt all readers know about it. The British Ministry of Justice decided to save money on court interpreters and instead of taking interpreters from a national register it transferred all jobs to be dealt with by ALS (Applied Language Solutions), a translation and interpreting agency…

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  • Interpreter's oath/Dolmetschereid

    … English, which is now online. Now if 'skill' should be plural, then 'understanding' must be wrong too - which it isn't! I think both 'to the best of my skill' and 'to the best of my skills' are correct English. However, although I find 27,000 ghits for the plural, I only find seven of them on UK sites. So if you are in Canada or India or the USA…

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  • Translators and Interpreters/Übersetzer und Dolmetscher

    …Translators write and interpreters speak. This simple difference is often ignored in the press - usually by calling interpreters translators. An amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court goes into the distinction in detail. Its main subject is that interpreting costs are easier for courts to administer than are interpreting costs. The case is Louichi…

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  • Interpreting and translation links/Links zu Übersetzen und Dolmetschen

    …A new book - in German - Gerichtsdolmetschen, by Christiane Driesen and Haimo-Andreas Petersen - table of contents here. (Via uepo.de) Peter Newmark has died - more here. I believe he was originally a Germanist. There has been a bizarre German blog contest called Frauen-Blog-WM 2011. This has been won by a translator's blog, buurtaal by Alexandra…

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  • Dalai Lama joke/Dalai-Lama-Witz

    …It's well known that interpreters can't always translate jokes. But this video clip is a good illustration of how little non-linguists understand the problem. The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop...and says 'Can you make me one with everything?' Needless to say, this did not come across. TV hosts said, 'You know that a joke's in trouble if you've…

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  • Sarkozy's interpreter/Sarkozys Dolmetscherin

    …Amanda Galsworthy has been the French-English interpreter for three French presidents. I listened to the BBC podcast recently, but it is no longer available as such. Her diplomat father was an extreme europhile who brought up his four children in four different languages and wanted her to be an interpreter, which eventually she became. He…

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  • Margaret Thatcher on interpreters/Frau Thatcher zu Dolmetscherin

    …BBC News reports that Amanda Galsworthy, who was the interpreter for three successive French presidents, has been talking at the Hay Festival. President Mitterand once had Galsworthy say to Margaret Thatcher, 'This interpreter was one of yours, but now she's one of hours'. Allegedly Mrs. Thatcher was offended and some years later took her revenge…

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  • Günther Oettinger speaking English/Die deutsche Stimme in Brüssel

    …Günther Oettinger is Germany's new European Commissioner and he thinks we should all understand English. He doesn't seem able to pronounce the English speech someone has written for him, though: video. While I'm at it, for those who speak German, here is the interpreter for La Toya Jackson at the Semper Opernball (rumour has it that the organizers…

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  • Children of Deaf Adults/Wer kann dolmetschen?

    …Liaison interpreters (Verhandlungsdolmetscher) are trained to be more than people who just understand two languages. Die Zeit did not take a trained liaison sign language interpreter when it decided to arrange for an interview with a deaf man and a blind woman (are we allowed to say that?). Um Karina Wuttke und Mario Torster kommunizieren lassen…

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  • Iraqi translator denied US visa/Übersetzer aus Irak darf nicht in den USA leben

    …Fox News reports that an Iraqi translator (interpreter?) has been denied a visa to live in the USA because he was involved in attempting to overthrow a government, i.e. that of Saddam Hussein. He saved the lives of a number of American soldiers. In particular, he stole Uday Hussein's car, which is being defined as a (non-political) felony barring…

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  • Marius Novi

    …On 13 January 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the 14th Street Bridge during a snowstorm. That was before the days of Twitter and mobile phones used in the recent plane crash in the Hudson, and radio hams helped. One of the radio hams was Marius Novi (Jean Marius Novi), an interpreter inter alia for the International Criminal Tribunal…

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