Police officers are expected to take statements without any real training in the process.
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Police officers are also not, and are not expected to be, sworn translators or interpreters. This has serious implications for justice.
Justice cannot be served if those before the courts don’t understand proceedings.
Most of the accused in criminal cases in South Africa would not be able to understand the record of their court proceedings.
Unexpected limelight: the Italian translator who stole Trump’s show.
In a world of people striving for more public professional recognition, interpreters try to remain invisible.
Artificial Intelligence can perpetuate existing social imbalances in a harmful manner. Can this undesirable scenario be avoided?
Winners: author Jokha Alharthi (left) and translator Marilyn Booth (right) at the 2019 Man Booker International awards ceremony in May 2019.
Jokha Alharthi is the first woman from Oman to have a book translated into English.
An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism.
Behrouz Boochani photographed on Manus Island.
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Behrouz Boochani wrote his memoir of incarceration on Manus Island one text message at a time. Translating this work of 'horrific surrealism' from Farsi to English was a profoundly philosophical experience.
Interpreter Marina Gross at work in Helsinki.
Interpreters' notes are used as a short-term memory aid, not a full record of a discussion.
Time to talk.
How Hwee Young
Kim Jong-un may be able to "chat" in English. That's not enough to understand Donald Trump.
Small Australian presses are publishing more contemporary works originally written in languages other than English.
In the face of mounting political isolationism, translated fiction might just be the thing to save us.
Topkapi Palace Museum
The voluntary ITP is a much-needed service that translates science-related digital materials into Arabic for a general audience.
Time to chuck out the phrase books?
Leaders use translators during the inauguration of President Mr João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço of Angola.
Raising the status of the African languages to that of official languages in South Africa post-1994 led to an explosion of translation and interpreting work in local and foreign languages.
No, Donald, that’s French.
Donald Trump has put translators and interpreters the world over in an ethical quandary. Sad!
People currently speak 7,000 languages around the globe.
There's little research into origins of the geographic patterns of language diversity. A new model exploring processes that shaped Australia's language diversity provides a template for investigators.
Machines alone will never be able to put the meaning to words in translation
Done well, translational science can save lives.
Systematic reviews are rarely applied to basic research. A new study shows how they could separate good data from bad, saving millions in research dollars and speeding life-saving treatments.
More and more African students head to China each year to study.
Newly translated Chinese Ministry of Education records shine light on China's shifting place in the global higher education landscape.
Over a period of 30 years, millions of criminals and political prisoners were sent to Soviet labor camps.
The recently translated letters of Latvian poet and journalist Arsenii Formakov depict everyday life – and suffering – in the Gulag.
The original scroll on which the Marquis de Sade wrote the draft of ‘The 120 Days of Sodom.’
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Arguably the most obscene and offensive work of fiction ever written is going to be sold in America as a mainstream classic for the first time.