Podcast – Women and Justice

I’d like to bring the attention of Portuguese speakers to a podcast series that complements the book Mulheres e Justiça (see this post for more details).

In conversations about violence, sexual and reproductive rights, harassment, career, and criminality, among other topics, the co-authors and special guests seek to understand how the rights of women, especially Brazilian women, are handled in practice. Continue reading

Book – Termes en discours : Entreprises et organisations

As regular readers know, business jargon, aka ‘management speak’, and corporate buzzwords are favourite themes of this blog. So this recent publication (mostly in French) was of great interest. Hope you agree!

Pubisher’s synopsis: When people work together in companies or any other sort of organisation, sooner or later, they realize that they need to understand how their inhouse use of the language has shaped the words they use. This need has been amplified in present-day society where data, information and knowledge in general is all growing at an exponential rate, so that expressions formed in one group need to be clarified to make sure they can be readily understood by all.

This book aims at exploring current perspectives in terminology and its applications, coupling research with hands-on experience. From sales staff to customers, from cocoa beans to spare parts, from climate to Covid-19, what terms are actually used? How can they be identified? What happens when they need to be translated?  These are just some of the issues addressed by the contributors to this book, aiming at a very broad readership from linguists, terminologists and translators on the one hand to managers and all those interested in specialized vocabulary on the other. Terminology is an open invitation to explore many and varied language issues. Continue reading

Forum – Ethics and Professionalism in Translation and Interpreting

The Ewha Research Institute for Translation Studies (ERITS), Korea Legislation Research Institute (KLRI), and the National Assembly Library of the Republic of Korea (NANET) are co-hosting the 2021 Seoul International Forum on Translation and Interpreting (IFTI) online on 15 July 2021.

“The theme of the 2021 Seoul IFTI is ’Ethics and Professionalism in Translation and Interpreting’. Ethics and professionalism are critical issues in the practice, training and research of translation and interpreting as they cut across various aspects of the translation and interpreting profession, including service quality, roles and responsibilities of translators and interpreters, working conditions, rights and advocacy, industry and market practices as well as translation and interpreting education and training. Continue reading

Eleanor Sharpston honoured for her work at the CJEU

A few days ago, HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg awarded the honour of Grand Officier of the Ordre de Mérite to Eleanor Sharpston, in recognition of her work at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

This comment from Fiona Godfrey is most apt: “Glad to see Eleanor Sharpston recognised by Luxembourg in the absence of an honour from the UK. Her work as an AG contributed greatly to the protection and enhancement of EU citizens’ rights and their family members and she made thousands of lives safer and better.” Continue reading

Conference report – The French Legal Linguistics Seminar

For those of you who missed the events, the French Legal Linguistics Seminar (Séminaire tournant de jurilinguistique) took place from February to July 2021 in the form of seven two-hour seminars.

Mary C. Lavissière has written a useful summary of all 7 events, published in the International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse. Continue reading

Call for applications – Postdoctoral fellowship

The Institute of Translation Studies, Charles University, Prague is offering a position as postdoctoral fellow. The research project is entitled “Translation in the Legal Domain as a sub-area of Institutional Translation”.

  • The post includes a two-year contract in Prague (i.e., 2022 and 2023), under financial conditions competitive in the Czech Republic

  • Teaching opportunities, shadowing, in relevant courses

  • Opportunity to get involved in the Institute’s Ph.D. study programme as lecturer and/or co-supervisor

  • Participation in conferences and training offered by the EMT (European Masters in Translation) network (the Institute is an EMT member).

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