Release Date: 17 November 2021.
This online module was prepared in partnership with Macquarie University.
Conference Interpreting was officially born at the Treaty of Versailles in Paris in 1919. How has this area of interpreting evolved since then and what does it look like today? What characterizes Conference Interpreting and conference interpreters? Has the area been impacted by technological advances and what are the current trends?
An overview of the history and evolution of the area of Conference Interpreting.
Characteristics of Conference Interpreting: Contexts & settings, modes, modalities, techniques, skills, training.
The future of Conference Interpreting: technological advances and trends.
T&I practitioners, students, trainers and users of T&I services who have an interest in understanding what the area of Conference Interpreting is (modes, modalities, contexts, skills and competence required, training), how it has evolved, and what the current trends in Conference Interpreting are.
Associate Professor Marc Orlando.
Associate Professor Marc Orlando is the Director of the Translation and Interpreting Studies Program at Macquarie University, Sydney. Since the completion of his doctoral thesis, his research and publications have focused on the synergies between practice, research, and Translation & Interpreting didactics. He has also investigated the use of digital pen technology in interpreter training, as well as the role of interpreters in different contexts of work. He is an active translator and conference interpreter, certified by NAATI (Australia), full member of AUSIT and of AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters. He sits on the Technical Reference and Advisory Committee of NAATI and is the current coordinator of the Research Committee of AIIC.
The history and evolution of Conference Interpreting
The characteristics of Conference Interpreting (modes, modalities, settings…)
The current trends in Conference Interpreting
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