The World Trade Organization makes available a glossary called ‘WTOTERM’, in English, French and Spanish. Some entries include explanatory notes and/or references, as well as term status and/or sources.
It contains both a GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) glossary and a WTO collection of terms.
Enjoy the glossary here. 😊
The Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) is the largest public language service in the world and is responsible for providing the Commission with translation services and linguistic advice in all the official languages, thereby contributing to the EU policy of multilingualism and bringing the Union’s policies closer to its citizens.
The DGT is looking for a ‘Policy Officer – Development of translation profession’. Deadline for applications: 06/06/2023. Continue reading →
The book Forensic Linguistics in Australia: Origins, Progress and Prospects, by Diana Eades, Helen Fraser and Georgina Heydon has just been published online by Cambridge University Press.
It presents an account of forensic linguistics in Australia since the first expert linguistic evidence in 1959, through early work in the 1970s-1980s, the defining of the discipline in the 1990s, and into the current era.
It starts with a consideration of some widespread misconceptions about language that affect the field and some problematic ideologies in the law. Continue reading →
It has been a busy week in AI news… including a personal injury case¹ in the US where a lawyer filed submissions which were “replete with citations to non-existent cases”. Yes, you did read that correctly. The lawyer used ChatGPT to prepare the document and unfortunately the AI system invented the cases cited. Oops.
The lawyer even claimed that he was “unaware of the possibility that its content could be false”. Hmm. So what of the massive caveat window that appears before you use the service?
Have a good week. 😊 Continue reading →
Today’s smile comes from the distinguished law blog Overlawyered.com, no longer publishing new posts but available for its wide and valuable archive.
Have a lovely week! Continue reading →
NATO has advertised for a Head of Terminology, based in Brussels, Belgium, with application deadline 31 May 2023.
The Head, NATO Terminology Office (NTO) is responsible for the NATO Terminology Programme (NTP), advising all NATO Standardization Office Branches on terminology aspects, supporting the development of NATO agreed terminology across all domains, chairing and providing secretarial support to the MC Terminology Board (MCTB) and maintaining the NATO Terminology Database (NATOTerm). The Head (NTO) is responsible to the Head, Policy and Coordination Branch. Continue reading →
During a traffic stop in Chisago [not a typo] County, a driver surprised law enforcement by presenting a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card from the board game Monopoly.
The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office posted on social media about the “humorous and unusual” encounter their deputy had. Continue reading →
In late April, UNESCO, in line with its work to implement a global ethical framework for artificial intelligence, launched Women4Ethical AI, a new collaborative platform to support governments and companies’ efforts to ensure that women are represented equally in both the design and deployment of AI.
The platform’s members will also contribute to the advancement of all the ethical provisions in the UNESCO’s Recommendation. Continue reading →
Well, it’s IT upgrade time again at W2D HQ. Hence the silence (and anguished cries)…
So my apologies to readers of this blog for the brief hiatus. We are now back on track!
Have a great week! Continue reading →
Translating Crises, recently published by Bloomsbury, explores the challenges and demands involved in translating crises and the ways in which people, technologies and organisations look for effective, impactful solutions to the communicative problems.
The chapters reflect on and evaluate the role of translation and interpreting in crisis settings.
Covering a diverse range of situations from across the globe, such as health emergencies, severe weather events, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, conflicts, and mass migration, this volume analyses practices and investigates the effectiveness of current approaches and communication strategies. Continue reading →
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