Conference – Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The Fourth International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation (NPIT4) is being organized by the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 22-24 May 2018.

It builds on discussions initiated at the first three international conferences on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation held in Bologna/Forlì(2012), Mainz/Germersheim (2014) and Zurich (2016).

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Why investing in linguistic & cultural mediation would pay off for business

Décidément, this week’s posts have quite a French leaning. Today I wanted to share with you a recent article by Eléonore Mandel, Professeur en Management Interculturel, École de Management de Normandie, about how intercultural issues are crucial for business. It includes some #awkward# examples of French-Japanese misunderstanding – and shows why professional language-intercultural practitioners are so needed in the corporate world. Continue reading