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Looking Forward to San Antonio: Playing Cowboys and Idioms, By Lydia Stone

Since our next ATA Conference will be in San Antonio, the heart of cowboy country (witness the boot motif in the conference announcements), I thought I might discuss some of the English idioms and phrases based on cowboy life.  What would a city girl raised in New York, who never rode a horse in her life, know about cowboys?  You might well ask.  It is true that I spent 13 glorious years in Colorado.  However, life in Boulder during the late 60’s and 70’s, while wild enough in its way, was not quite in the wild West mode of the cowboys.  Very well, I will stick to phrases filtered through (or even originated by) popular media (films, TV, songs, etc.).  Surely their cultural influence reached everyone, no matter how Eastern or urban.  Even my quintessentially New York mother, who developed a fear of animals when her father lifted her up to pat a policeman’s horse and who never willingly watched even a highbrow horse opera,  in her 90’s under heavy pain medication in the hospital, told me that she had shot 5 buffalo the previous day. [...] about Looking Forward to San Antonio: Playing Cowboys and Idioms, By Lydia Stone

Presentation Proposals due March 11, 2013!

The American Translators Association is now accepting presentation proposals for ATA's 54th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas (November 6-9, 2013).

The ATA Annual Conference draws 1,500 attendees, bringing together translators, interpreters, educators, language services companies, and project managers. Making a presentation to such a diverse audience is an excellent strategy to gain recognition as a leader and expert in your field.

Speaking at an ATA Annual Conference is also a challenging and rewarding opportunity. A competitive peer-review process, with an emphasis on relevant topics in the translation and interpreting communities, is used to select presentations. The prestige of being accepted--as well as a discount on conference registration fees--is an unbeatable benefit of presenting.

Submissions are invited from all areas of translation and interpreting, including finance, law, medicine, literature, media, science and technology, terminology, independent contracting, business management, and training/pedagogy. Sessions may be language specific or general. [...] about Presentation Proposals due March 11, 2013!

Sign up for the Division Banquet at the 53rd Annual ATA Conference

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SLD will hold its 2012 Banquet at the Pomegranate, Russian-Georgian Restaurant, a 15-minute taxi ride from the Conference Hotel: Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Reservation and payment should be received before Oct 10. [...] about Sign up for the Division Banquet at the 53rd Annual ATA Conference

53rd Annual ATA Conference in San Diego, California, October 24-27

The American Translators Association (ATA) will host its 53rd Annual Conference in San Diego, California, October 24-27. This conference showcases diverse panel discussions, expert presentations, training workshops, and scholarly papers. Both general and language-specific sessions will be offered. The conference also offers language professionals one of the best opportunities to network with colleagues. For conference information see http://www.atanet.org/conf/2012/

For questions, contact Ms. Kwana Ingram, Member Relations and Office Manager Phone: +1-703- 683-6100, extension 3001

Email: kwana@atanet.org [...] about 53rd Annual ATA Conference in San Diego, California, October 24-27

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