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The ATI Annual Conference is around the corner. Registration is now open!

Sep 09, 2018

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Arizona Translators & Interpreters Annual Conference
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Great Challenges, Greater Opportunities
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER
MARJORY BANCROFT

Marjory Bancroft directs Cross-Cultural Communications, the only national …

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ATI Elections are coming!

Sep 03, 2018

ATI Elections are coming!
Dear ATI Member,
You are the reason ATI exists! Everything we do is structured to support your career. The ATI Board is a totally volunteer group of individuals all with a connection to language. We provide …

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ATI Summer Newsletter is now available

Aug 01, 2018

The ATI Summer Newsletter is now available for download.
Please click here: ATI Newsletter Summer 2018

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How Computers Parse the Ambiguity of Everyday Language

Jul 07, 2018

How Computers Parse the Ambiguity of Everyday Language
“The computer system may never be perfect, since some ambiguities can’t be resolved by any kind of formal analysis. In the sentence Jane ate spaghetti with relish, does relish refer to …

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Family separations bring call for rare language interpreters

Jul 07, 2018

Family separations bring call for rare language interpreters
“As word spread that the Trump administration was separating migrant families, urgent calls went out across the internet: Interpreters were needed at the U.S.-Mexico border to help immigrants understand their legal …

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How to avoid burnout as a freelance translator

Jul 07, 2018

How to avoid burnout as a freelance translator
“The reasons that cause burnout for freelance translators, and small business owners in general, are diverse. The term ‘work fatigue’ is also used to describe the situation when we feel we …

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I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I ‘speak English’ to her

Jul 07, 2018

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I ‘speak English’ to her
“Then she asked how well my daughter could know any of her languages—to which I replied, smiling, ‘You would be surprised.’ That …

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On-strike European Parliament Interpreters Summoned Back to Duty

Jul 07, 2018

On-strike European Parliament Interpreters Summoned Back to Duty
“As many as 60 interpreters were planning on taking strike action to protest the change to working conditions, but were requisitioned, i.e. called back to work, by EP management. The move …

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A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came From

Jul 07, 2018

A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came From
“[Dietrich Stout’s] research suggests that producing complex tools spurred an increase in brain size and other aspects of hominin evolution, including—perhaps—the emergence of language.”
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Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education

Jun 24, 2018

Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education
“A movement to revitalize tribal languages is underway. The success of ‘Aha Pūnana Leo and promise of Mukayuhsak Weekuw are examples of communities taking education into their own hands. When Native American …

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