Beyond Linguistic Barriers – A United World
The enormous diversity of languages and dialects in the world creates barriers to communication on a daily basis, affecting all areas of life. Human migration and globalization highlight the need for seamless communication across cultures. Professional translators, terminologists and interpreters have an essential role in this regard.
TTIs (translators, terminologists and interpreters) work at all levels of society. Not only do interpreters help politicians negotiate complicated treaties and agreements to avoid international conflicts and wars, but they also help parents obtain the necessary treatment for a sick child in an emergency room. Translators ensure that machinery can be used safely around the world through professionally-translated technical manuals, and that software is localized so that we can all use it in our primary language. Thanks to translators, we can all enjoy the great literary masterpieces.
International Translation Day is observed on September 30, St. Jerome’s Day. Throughout the world, St. Jerome, a Bible translator, has always been considered the patron saint of translators and interpreters. This year’s celebrations coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators, founded in 1953.
ATIA will be celebrating International Translation Day / Journée mondiale de la traduction 2013 with networking events in Edmonton and Calgary including colleagues, friends, and significant others. ATIA encourages its members to remind their clients about International Translation Day on Monday September 30, 2013. For more information, visit http://www.fit-ift.org