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Sep 2014
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Do you speak another language? Do you have an alternate personality? These two questions might seem bizarre but research has shown that when you learn a new language it often involves acquiring a second personality! Let’s first address several compelling advantages of bilingualism: the brain’s improved performance to plan and prioritise, a better defense against …

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Sep 2014
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Interpreters and Translators for Personal Injury Law Personal Injury Specialists Suffering a personal injury may only be the start of bad luck for a non-English-speaking victim. When he or she attempts to pursue the injury claim in a foreign country and in a foreign language, that’s when the situation really starts to get complicated. Interpreters …

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Oct 2010
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The Court Interpreter. The European Convention on Human Rights demands that anyone brought to trial should understand the case brought against them. Fulfilling the convention has become an increasing challenge for British courts. Immigration has increased enormously over the past decade, and there are now around three million people in the United Kingdom who were …

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Oct 2010
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Why is in-company language training like a Pendolino? Take a look at some of the earliest railway carriages. They aren’t the open-plan affairs we have now, with doors at each end and seats grouped in fours either side of a central walkway. Nor are they the Hogwarts Express kind where individual compartments open out onto a central …

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Sep 2010
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Why in-house language training? Why not just go to evening classes? Well, let us imagine a little story. You need to see your accountant … Sessions with the accountant run to a fixed schedule decided by the accountants themselves. So after work, at seven o’clock in the evening, you drive down to your accountancy firm’s …

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Court Interpreting: A Specialised Skill Court interpreting is a highly specialised and extremely difficult area of expertise. It involves obtaining an accreditation in simultaneous interpretation, which in itself is notoriously difficult to obtain and there are, consequently, only a few thousand simultaneous interpreters of any merit. The court interpreter must know two languages to near-perfection, …

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Jul 2010
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Foreign language training This was in the past something only the “big” companies did, something that was out of reach for smaller companies for many reasons; it was not only too expensive but usually also irrelevant because smaller firms sold locally and didn’t need to be able to communicate the benefits of their products to …

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Jun 2010
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How can you guarantee the best quality technical translations? Somewhere, orbiting the Sun in the far reaches of the solar system, there is very likely to be a lost space probe. It was intended to monitor the climate on Mars; but a technical error meant that it went astray. The nature of the blunder? Part …

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Jun 2010
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Machine Translation – What You Need To Know The new Czech government faces many difficult decisions. For example: ‘Will from next year to ride with a plastic box behind the windscreen, or a continuation of classical vignettes?’ So, at least, informs us Google’s machine translation of Lidové Noviny. This is what you get for relying …

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May 2010
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Your Guide to Legal Translation How To Find A Law-Abiding Translator Legal Translation requires precision – as in all translations – but also particular care in the use of terminology. Translating a legal document means conveying the legal system of the source language in the target one so that it is understood by someone who may …

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