ATA58 Proposal Form now Online

Proposal form for the ATA 58th Annual Conference  is now online: http://www.atanet.org/events/proposal.php. Submission deadline is March 3, 2017.

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New ATA School Outreach Program Video

The new ATA School Outreach Program video is now on ATA's YouTube Channel. You can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rFwZ-vTu30. [...] about New ATA School Outreach Program Video

Background Materials for Session SL-3

Idioms in Presidential Campaign News Reports: A Minefield for Translation

Svetlana Beloshapkina | Lydia Razran Stone, CT | Vladimir Kovner

From their standpoint as translators working between Russian and English, the speakers will examine 1,000 idiomatic usages from reports from The Washington Post on the 2016 presidential campaign. They will discuss the paucity of traditional idioms, the frequency of English-specific idiom types (e.g., phrasal verbs), and the ubiquity of sports idioms in this sample. Sources of translation difficulty include polysemy, incomplete references, obscure allusions, puns, usages combining more than one idiom, and the need to consider tone. The speakers will discuss additional difficulties in using Multitran.ru and other resources to find context-appropriate translations. Audience participation is encouraged! [...] about Background Materials for Session SL-3

Newcomers Lunch at the ATA 57th Annual Conference

New to the SLD? New to the conference? Or an old hand who would like to help welcome our newcomers?

Then please come to the SLD Newcomers Lunch

When: Thursday, November 3, 12:20 pm (meet in the conference hotel lobby)
Where: Barcha Restaurant, 28 Fremont St. (0.4 mi/7 min walk from the hotel)
Menu: Mediterranean cuisine - for menus see barcha-sf.com
Registration: RSVP to Jen Guernseyjenguernsey@gmail.com or (703) 887-6485 by November 2

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Planning your trip to San Francisco? Helpful resources from NCAT

Some very helpful information on sightseeing and getting around San Francisco from Northern California Translators Association (NCTA): http://ncta.site-ym.com/blogpost/1434715/ATA-57-San-Francisco. [...] about Planning your trip to San Francisco? Helpful resources from NCAT

Best practices for taking the ATA certification exam

The Russian>English graders are collecting best practices for taking the ATA certification exam. If you’ve taken the certification exam in any language pair, please send us (jriedl@translatingcultures.com) your tips and/or pitfalls. In addition, if you’ve already passed the exam, please tell us how you prepared and whether you used any particular exam strategy. Comments will be collected and shared with division members preparing for the exam. All submissions will be kept anonymous. [...] about Best practices for taking the ATA certification exam

Maria Guzenko invites to form an ATA Certification Exam practice group

Interested in participation? You can reach her at maria.guzenko@intorussian.net. Maria is looking for En>Ru practice buddies, but other language pairs are welcome, as well. [...] about Maria Guzenko invites to form an ATA Certification Exam practice group