Interpreting requires flexibility. However, the goals remain the same: To remove the disadvantage caused by lack of language comprehension and to remain as unobtrusive as possible. The interpreting industry has norms in place to help everyone reach these goals. Take note of some of these principles and how you can work well with your interpreter.
Interpreting occupies an interesting space in society. Even though interpreting as a profession pre-dates writing, most people never interact with an interpreter. That is until a 5-foot-nothing Japanese sprite named Marie Kondo began sparking joy and her interpreter Marie Iida began sparking an interest in quality language services. So in honor of National Interpreter Appreciation Day, let’s learn about interpreting shall we?
As the competing forces of clarity and brevity, introduction and reduction, transparency and redundancy continue to act on spoken language the changes that result are unpredictable and yet somewhat familiar. And by learning more about other languages and other cultures, sometimes we get a better view of ourselves.
At least one person has been killed and dozens injured as thousands of protesters took to the streets in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, over a corruption scandal, with some marchers calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.
Fewer patients are seeking care, Anderson said, and those who do are increasingly reluctant to follow up with additional care when needed — raising the likelihood that their medical conditions will worsen.
It’s no secret that Florida is home to many immigrants. They have come from a variety of backgrounds and many different countries. Interestingly, however many fail to realize that the second largest community of immigrants in Florida come from the island nation of Haiti.
Greater metropolitan Miami wound up in 29th place among 100 large U.S. cities in a study of the opportunities they offer to immigrants to integrate into society.
Welcome to the first official post to the Languageland blog. I’m sure you’re curious as to the nature of this blog. As Access Interpreting is an agency specializing in language services, it is our hope that this blog will provide the important service of dispelling myths about and fostering interest in language and linguistics.
PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti — The death toll from a 5.9 earthquake that hit Haiti over the weekend rose to at least 15 people with 333 injured, according to updated figures released Monday by authorities, as rescue crews worked to help victims spooked by strong aftershocks.