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The language of care: Interpreters link doctors, patients at Rockford hospitals

To read an enlightening story about a Spanish interpreter working at a hospital in Illinois and how he came to the job he’s at now, see this article here. The article also says the following about the job outlook for the language industry: The job outlook for interpreters and translators is bright, according to the… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Medical Interpreters

Resource: How Interpreters Self-Regulate by Rachel Herring!

This week’s resource is a brand-new PhD thesis by a veteran college instructor, Rachel Herring. Of note: her dissertation director is the world-renowned researcher on interpreting: Barbara Moser-Mercer of the University of Geneva. Herring’s topic is dialogue interpreting (often, though not always, a synonym for community interpreting). The thesis explores the many ways that interpreters monitor their… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Medical Interpreters, Training Resources, UMTIA Announcement

How translation apps iron out embarrassing gaffes

  Translation apps are getting better, but they’re still not perfect, particularly for minority languages. Can artificial intelligence and deep neural networks help iron out the glitches? To read more about the state of machine translation, see the BBC article in full here… READ MORE »

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VIDEO: Special words that don’t exist in English (yet)

Check out this short video the BBC released on International Translation Day this year! What are some examples of terms in your non-English language that don’t yet exist in English… READ MORE »

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The Amazing Benefits of Being Bilingual

Could it be that the human brain evolved to be multilingual – that those who speak only one language are not exploiting their full potential? And in a world that is losing languages faster than ever – at the current rate of one a fortnight, half our languages will be extinct by the end of… READ MORE »

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