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Synergise! Lectures Series

Synopsis
This series of 4 DVDs comprises 12 lectures presented in November 2010 at the Synergise! Conference organised and hosted by AUSIT, the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators. The presentations were selected for the purpose of enhancing T&I education as a resource in course-work or self-directed learning. Each DVD contains several independent segments that address the same topic. The length of each segment is about 30 minutes.

DISC 1: LANGUAGE INVENTION & CREATIVITY
Language ultimately has few boundaries, and innovation is not only welcome but sometimes indispensable. However, there are rules that must be respected.

Lecture 1: Creating a new language for the film Avatar by Paul Frommer, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Management Communication at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Lecture 2: Hidden narratives by John Jamieson, Senior Translator at NZTC International, Wellington, New Zealand
Lecture 3: Trans-creating poetry by Afeif Ismail poet and playwright & Vivienne Glance writer, actor, director based in Perth, Western Australia

DISC 2: CROSS-CULTURAL ISSUES IN TRANSLATING
How to resolve the conflict that arises when a translation exhibits lexical equivalence between source language and target language, but on closer examination it turns out that they are not a good match because of cultural differences between source culture and target culture.

Lecture 1: On translating and editing "The Sorrow of War" by Frank Palmos, journalist, author, writer, based in Perth, Western Australia
Lecture 2: Developing Cross-cultural Communication Competence through Translation by Ping Yang, lecturer, Interpreting & Translation Research Group, School of Humanities and Languages, University of Western Sydney, Australia

DISC 3: TRAINING, SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE T&I INDUSTRY Practical instructions for better note-taking, what to look out for in the personality of a potential interpreter, how to look after your mental health, how to prepare your T&I business for survival, and some concrete examples to help you resolve ethical dilemmas

Lecture 1: Digital Technology Advances for Consecutive Interpreting by Marc Orlando, lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Lecture 2: Personality: A synergy of traits impacting on interpreter performance by Karen Bontempo, PhD candidate, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Lecture 3: Interpreters and coping strategies for managing occupational stress by Karen Bontempo and Dr Valerie van Loggerenberg
Lecture 4: Getting fit for survival by Ralph Wittgrebe, partner, Goldin, Dalton & Wittgrebe, Berlin, Germany
Lecture 5: Ethics for interpreters - dealing with the grey areas by Laurie Robson, Visiting Fellow in Advocacy at the University of Melbourne Law School, Program Consultant Leo Cussen Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Disc 4: INTERPRETING IN LEGAL SETTINGS What every interpreter needs to know before undertaking an interpreting assignment in a court of law or for a lawyer. Specific details pertain to Australia.

Lecture 1: The Implications of the Rationale for Legal Interpreting by Daniel Stepniak, Associate Professor, Law School, University of Western Australia
Lecture 2: A review of publicly available guidelines for working with interpreters in Australian courts and tribunals by Silvia Martinez, Research Officer, Interpreting and Translation Research Group, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Language
English
Country
Australia
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Languages
Keywords
interpreting; languages; Linguistics; Translation

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£202.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
360 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators

Distributor

Name

Artfilms Europe

Email
info@artfilms.com.au
Web
http://www.artfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 208 265 1752
Fax
+44 207 117 5174
Address
PO Box 71507
London
SE10 1BY
United Kingdom
Notes
Artfilms Europe is the European distributor of the collection of Contemporary Arts Media, Australia (previously known as Hush Video). The collection originally specialised in drama and the performing arts but has since widened its remit across the arts spectrum to include visual arts, design, architecture, new media and digital arts in its collection of over 5,000 titles. Separate subject catalogues, printed or online in pdf format, are available for theatre, dance, visual arts, film & cinema, new media, music, performance art and communication & culture. Sale on DVD or streamed on a pay-per-view or subscription basis from www.artfiflms-digital.com. From 2015, private users can subscribe via a digital site licence for £8 per month, allowing access to a selection of 300 - 400 films.

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