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HOW INTERPRETERS ARE CHANGING THE WORLD



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Freelancer Survey from Common Sense Advisory

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 02:19:00 +0000

The news of the economic downturn flashes across newspapers, television newscasts, and blogs each day. How is the translation industry holding up? Common Sense Advisory conducts quarterly business...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Telephone Interpreting on National Public Radio

Sun, 23 Nov 2008 00:48:00 +0000

Tonight, listeners of the second most popular radio program in the United States, All Things Considered, heard the perspective of a telephone interpreter. National Public Radio reaches 20 million...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



An Ode to Telephone Interpreters

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:01:00 +0000

The November/December issue of the journal Health Affairs includes a Narrative Matters piece called, The Voice on the Other End of the Phone, a glimpse of a day in the life of a telephone...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



New Book on Telephone Interpreting

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 11:10:00 +0000

The book on telephone interpreting is now available! There will be a book signing at the International Medical Interpreters Association conference this week. Read the press release from Common Sense...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Ecuadorian Association

Sat, 13 Sep 2008 03:31:00 +0000

Interpreters and translators in Ecuador now have an active professional association: Asociación de Traductores e Intérpretes del Ecuador (ATIEC) The association has been holding regular events,...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Caught in the Grips of Linguistic Paranoia

Tue, 12 Aug 2008 02:49:00 +0000

Here is an op-ed published in today's Boston Globe regarding America's views regarding language, especially in light of the upcoming presidential elections. The article also ran in the International...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Medical Interpreter's Guide to Telephone Interpreting

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 19:01:00 +0000

The IMIA announced the publication of a new guide for telephone interpreters. The guide includes information about telephone interpreting for interpreters in the medical field. The announcement...

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Media Files:
http://www.imiaweb.org/uploads/pages/380.pdf




Houston Chronicle Editorial - Erik Camayd Freixas

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 02:08:00 +0000

An editorial in Sunday's Houston Chronicle offers their solidarity and support for Erik Camayd-Freixas's decision to speak out. Some excerpts from this piece: No matter how fed up some Americans...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Erik Camayd-Freixas on Democracy Now

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 02:18:00 +0000

Watch this Democracy Now! segment on the Postville raids, including an interview with Erik Camayd-Freixas. "From Our Lips to Your Ears: How Interpreters are Changing the World" is a compendium of...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.


Media Files:
http://www.youtube.com/v/w_OhAQJBXAU&hl=en&fs=1




Postville Raids - Letters to the Editor of the New York Times

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 02:08:00 +0000

Here are a few excerpts from letters to the editor published in today's New York Times in response to last week's story regarding Erik Camayd-Freixas's decision to speak out for immigrants whose...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



An Essay From Erik Camayd-Freixas

Sat, 12 Jul 2008 17:24:00 +0000

Recently, I received an essay from federal court interpreter and university professor Erik Camayd-Freixas about his experience interpreting after the largest ICE raid in the history of the United...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



From Our Lips Update

Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:38:00 +0000

Many of you just received an email update that went out to readers who have either contributed to the From Our Lips project or asked me to keep them apprised of important developments. Just to make...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Interpreting is a 2.5 Billion-Dollar Business

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:25:00 +0000

As many of you know, I began working as a senior analyst with syndicated market research firm Common Sense Advisory in May 2008. The company is widely known in the industry for its research,...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Ireland: No Emergency Interpreter Assistance

Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:16:00 +0000

I recently had the chance to visit Ireland and speak with members of the Irish Translators and Intepreters Association (ITIA) about telephone interpreting, which is becoming increasingly popular...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Who Spends $3.5 Million Annually on Interpreters?

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 21:05:00 +0000

Boston Medical Center (BMC), that's who. The interpreting services department boasts 9 staff interpreters who help 194,000 limited English proficient patients each year. BMC also offers telephone and...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Singapore to Certify Interpreters

Thu, 15 May 2008 22:29:00 +0000

The Singapore Institute of Management University will be launching its first national certification for interpreters. Previously, there has been no professional body in Singapore to certify...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



New Zealand Kicks Off National Sign Language Week

Sun, 04 May 2008 11:01:00 +0000

Today kicks off national sign language week in New Zealand. There are nearly 25,000 individuals who use New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), making it the 12th most commonly used language in its...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Diane Curhoys, ASL Interpreter

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:50:00 +0000

It's always lovely to read a profile of a great interpreter, but it can be downright fascinating when the interpreter happens to work in a diverse array of settings, such as those encompassed in the...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



$35 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Interpreters

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:35:00 +0000

The costs of providing interpreting services, especially in public and social settings, are highlighted on a near-daily basis in the news. But what are the costs of not providing access to...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Celebrating Dr. King

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 19:25:00 +0000

Today marks four decades that have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For signers and non-signers alike, a video clip of his "I have a dream" speech, as interpreted into...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.


Media Files:
http://www.youtube.com/v/LvUGIHkpO1A&hl=en




Thoughts on Language and Translation

Tue, 01 Apr 2008 11:08:00 +0000

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. — Nelson Mandela The limits of my language means the limits of...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



Remembering Dith Pran

Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:57:00 +0000

In memory of Dith Pran, Cambodian genocide survivor, inspiration behind the Academy Award-winning movie The Killing Fields, photojournalist for The New York Times... ... and an interpreter who made...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.


Media Files:
http://www.youtube.com/v/fBHP--a1m4A&hl=en




Interpreter Helps Thwart Public Health Outbreak

Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:45:00 +0000

For anyone who ever had doubts about the important role interpreters play in society at large, here is a story worth noting. Carol Hidalgo, an interpreter at the Mayo Health System's Austin Medical...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



In the Absence of Words

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:47:00 +0000

A new compilation of stories about the impact of interpreting on access health care services has been published by PALS for Health, funded by the California Endowment. The project is titled In the...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.



What does it take to be an interpreter?

Fri, 21 Mar 2008 16:03:00 +0000

Listen to this short Mp3 to hear the answer in a wonderful little gem of a radio program devoted to language. "Talkin' About Talk is a collection of fascinating insights into language: a series of...

The From Our Lips to Your Ears blog provides information for and about interpreters for spoken languages and sign languages.


Media Files:
http://www.cofc.edu/linguist/archives/2005/10/audio/Track40.mp3