Supreme Court Ruling on T&I

It's been an exciting week for language news: the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that, essentially, translators write and interpreters speak. Of course, it's a bit more complicated than that, and to read up on the details, we'd like to point you to analysis by professor Barry Olsen of the Monterey Institute and co-president of InterpretAmerica, who contributed to the amicus brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court a few months ago. You can read his excellent analysis here.

So now, when you get ready to explain the difference between interpreting and translation to someone, and they question your explanation, you can confidently say that the Supreme Court said so.


1 comments:

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on May 28, 2012 at 6:53 PM said...

FYI, the New York Times chimes in: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/opinion/lost-in-translation.html

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