Translation Group at Imperial College London
Interpreting and Technology
Saturday 2nd June 2012
There are still places available for the Interpreting and Technology workshopping held by the Translation Group at Imperial College on the 2nd June 2012. This is open to professionals as well as students.
The course will start with an introduction to the implications of recent technological developments for the different interpreting modes, including technologies that enable a change of mode (con-sim, Infoport). An insight into the current working environment will be presented and the new possibilities provided by electronic document reading devices and high-speed internet connections will be examined.
Interpreting is increasingly being performed from a distance, aided by technical mediation. Remote, media, telephone, videoconference, and webcasting interpreting will be analyzed in this context.
Computer Assisted Interpreter Training (CAIT) will also be examined as a true paradigm shift that has revolutionized the way interpreters are trained today in an electronic, sometimes virtual environment. During this practical workshop, you will have the option to perform short interpretations of selected multimedia clips from English into a language of your choice to test this innovative approach.
All these concepts will be illustrated with examples and clips of source and target material in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Techniques and strategies, training and quality standards, physical and professional constraints, ethical questions, interpreters’ adaptation and adaptability will be discussed.
A list of useful websites and other sources of information will be given to all the participants.
Óscar Jiménez Serrano
£60 (students concession)
Including tea/coffee & buffet lunch
To apply for a place please email Naomi Anderson-Eyles n.andersoneyles
MSc Translation Administrator
Level 3 Sherfield Building, Room S312C
South Kensington Campus
Tel: +44(0)207 594 8833