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"C’est la faute à Voltaire". Encyclopédie et interprétation de conférence
“It’s Voltaire’s fault”: Encyclopædia and conference interpretation

Author(s): Laura Răşanu Maxim
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Translation Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: liaison conference interpreting; whispering conference interpreting; consecutive conference interpreting; simultaneous conference interpreting; errors in conference interpreting; extra-linguistic back

Summary/Abstract: This paper is about learning to interpret, more precisely about cultural references, from the perspective of trainee or beginners interpreters. We pointed out that an interpreter never translates using only language knowledge (he must be able to understand the implicit). The main section of this study provides examples of interpretation errors pertaining to the extra-linguistic, encyclopedic knowledge, by reference field (medicine, geography, history, literature, film, politics, current events, society, food, chemistry). We have shown that the interpreter has to enrich the extra-linguistic background, in order to understand the source text more easily and accurately.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 93-104
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: French