Yesterday, the Terminology Coordination Unit at the European Parliament released a number of multilingual TermFolders, available as an Excel file which can, with some tweaking, also be integrated into a CAT tool.
TermFolders are prepared by TermCoord for the translators of the Parliament as an early warning procedure about upcoming legislative texts, in cooperation with political instances and the Directorate of Translation.
The European Parliament offers several options for traineeships within its Secretariat, to provide opportunities for vocational training and for learning more about what the institution is and does.
The next deadline for applications is 15 May 2015 (midnight) for translation traineeships, and 1 June 2015 for general training placements, either as part of a course of study or on a non-compulsory basis.
Thanks to Jeffrey Waggoner (@WagLegalEnglish) for the heads-up about this thought-provoking video on Euro-English at the European Parliament, from the Open University’s OpenLearn program (see this post).
Here are a few of the points the video covers:
- The ‘hegemony’ of English as lingua franca
- People choosing to speak a ‘primary’ language for more impact
- Language conveys values – choice of language is not neutral
- The added difficulty for interpreters of non-native speakers not saying what they mean but what they are able to say
- Is Euro-English a jargon or a new language?
- Maybe even native English speakers will have to learn Euro-English in order not to alienate listeners.
A press release last week explained how, after over 30 years of trying, the European Parliament and the Council are close to agreeing on how to create an EU-wide patent regime to protect inventions better, cut costs and boost competitiveness.
The European patent with unitary effect relies upon three separate pieces of legislation (unitary patent, language regime and unified patent court), drawn up via three different procedures.
Following last week’s post on the origins of simultaneous interpreting techniques, this short video, jointly produced by the European Parliament and the United Nations, gives an insight into interpretation at these two institutions.