The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) in America is now accepting presentation proposals for its 43rd Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA to be held from 3 to 5 June 2022 on the subject of ‘Navigating the Waters of Change’. Continue reading
The European Language Council / Conseil Européen des Langues aims to actively promote European co-operation between institutions of higher education in the area of languages. It is holding an online conference on 2-3 December 2021 on the theme ‘Languages and rights for an inclusive society‘, hosted by the University of Antwerp. Continue reading
Following on from this post, here’s another selection from the kookier realms of academia… 😊
Research Re: Search & Re-Search
(By exploring promising parts of the search space first, best-first algorithms are usually more efficient than depth-first algorithms.) Continue reading
I’m delighted to share with you this piece on sustainable finance – following on from the same author’s introduction to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Continue reading
Dans le cadre du séminaire francophone tournant de jurilinguistique « Stéréotypes de la langue juridique et dans la langue juridique », la 10ième séance s’articulera autour de la communication de Pierre Larrivée : « Textes juridiques et changement linguistique ». Continue reading
Following on from yesterday’s post, you might be interested in Acronym Finder. I have found plenty of French, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish acronyms in it, and there may be other languages too.
“With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world’s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations.” Continue reading
I think every translator and interpreter hates acronyms more than most – the number of alternatives out there making the confusion even worse.
Think you might all enjoy this… 😊 Continue reading
Law, Language and the Courtroom
- Legal Linguistics and the Discourse of Judges, edited by Stanislaw Gozdz Roszkowski and Gianluca Pontrandolfo, explores the language of judges. It is concerned with understanding how language works in judicial contexts. Continue reading
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is seeking trainees for five months in Luxembourg, with a fixed start date of 1 March / April 2022 (with possible extension up to 6 months if required by University). Deadline for applications is 3 December 2021. Continue reading
A Monday smile in French today. Bonne semaine ! 😊
Un surveillant pénitentiaire dit à un prisonnier :
Félicitations, vous allez sortir de prison pour bonne conduite !
Ah bon, mais je ne comprends pas…
Pourquoi ça ?
Je suis entré pour excès de vitesse et je sors pour bonne conduite ?