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“The pioneers of simultaneous interpretation” – AIIC event in London on 30 September

Don’t miss this exciting event in London on the International Translation Day! AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters, will pay tribute to the pioneers of simultaneous interpretation, the Nuremberg Trials interpreters, by hosting a photographic exhibition and a panel discussion. The panel will include international...

Am I losing… my language?

As a child, I remember hearing stories about Poles who had emigrated to the US and within a few years were ”forgetting” the language. ”Nobody could forget their mother tongue” – people in Poland would comment, insisting that it was simply impossible and ascribing the Americanised accents of emigrants (when they spoke...

La dolce vita

Last week I met a freelance colleague, a conference interpreter, who divides her time between Brasil and Sweden, spending six months in each every year. She seems to be much in demand, which is hardly surprising if you consider her language combination. Having lived, studied and worked in 15 countries on 4 continents, she has two native languages...