A conference interpreter is a person.
The interpreter converts a thought or expression in a source language into an expression with a comparable meaning in a target language either simultaneously or consecutively.
The conference interpreter conveys every semantic element and every intention and feeling of the message that the source-language speaker is directing to target-language recipients.
The Interpreter: A Neutral Go-between?
Whether the Catalonia yellow ribbon, the British Remembrance poppy, a pro-Palestine or a pro-Israel pin... Is it acceptable (or even advisable) for conference interpreters to wear political symbols at work?
The figure of the interpreter in conflict zones has existed since ancient times, making oral communication possible between speakers of different languages and facilitating understanding among differing cultures. It appears with no doubt that the need for interpreters and their… go to full article
Latin is known as a dead language, but is that actually true? A group of distinguished scholars, including the renowned German Latinist Wilfried Stroh, argue that Latin is far from dead –rather they claim it is immortal. The grammatical evolution… go to full article
Joking aside, if you want to improve your tablet interpreting skills, there’s an online course this June that fits the bill. Alexander is one of the trainers, along with Joshua Goldsmith, a freelance interpreter with extensive tablet interpreting experience. go to full article
The world cannot function without translators and interpreters: We help the public stay informed by interpreting for journalists; we keep everyone safe by translating terrorism chatter pulled from the airwaves; we assist with delivering humanitarian aid to those in need;… go to full article
John Mayer is apparently a trend-setter among celebrities. The singer/guitarist reportedly dumped Katy Perry by email and Jennifer Aniston with a text message (recommendation: if you are dating John Mayer, hide his iPhone). And Taylor Swift is said to have been the recipient… go to full article
We made a unique decision when we were setting up the Master of Conference Interpreting on the Glendon Campus of York University, in Toronto, Canada. We decided to offer the first year of the program entirely online. Doing so gave… go to full article
Every interpreter knows from experience that, all things being equal, a fast speaker is harder to interpret than one who delivers their speech at a normal pace... So, what is a budding conference interpreter to do when tackling the challenge… go to full article
A millennial practice which emerged as a profession only in the twentieth century, interpreting has recently come into its own as a subject of academic study. This book introduces students, researchers and practitioners to the fast-developing discipline of Interpreting Studies.… go to full article
The Polis Institute is an academic initiative of an international group of scholars and researchers specialized in linguistics and pedagogy, Classical and Near Eastern languages, history and ancient and medieval studies, who believe that languages act as doorkeepers for cultures.… go to full article
My name is Laura, and I'm professional conference interpreter and a yoga teacher. I have worked for 18 years for the European Commission (SCIC) and now I am concentrating on my yoga path. I know how stressful our profession as… go to full article