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Linguists, more popularly known as translators, who work behind the scenes for the military, are in constant danger. Allies and foes alike view these professionals as spies, and do everything in their power to prevent the linguists from carrying out their mission: to protect fellow soldiers by translating broadcasts, yells on the battle field, and…
Continuing from part I. Computer translations are as good as human translations Yes, it’s true that computational linguists have made incredible progress in computer translation technology, but that does not at all mean that human translators have become obsolete. Computer-based translators use algorithms and databases to create translations, but they do not have the kind…
State-Certification The requirements for becoming a state-certified court interpreter are different from those for becoming a federal court interpreter. Each state has its own regulations and exams that must be passed to gain certification. For example, Colorado requires applicants to pass an orientation, a written exam, and an oral exam. New York, on the other…
Simultaneous interpreting is a demanding profession requiring unwavering attention to detail and an ability to synthesize and analyze information. It also requires the interpreter to have the ability to adapt to ever-changing circumstances, whether they be linguistic , cultural, or geographic. Unlike many other occupations, simultaneous interpretation is not a skill one masters and then…

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