2 Interpreters Test Their Interpreting Skills (Speed Challenge) | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Interpreters Barry Slaughter Olsen and Katty Kauffman face a series of challenges to test their abilities as interpreters. Can Katty translate a text message conversation in real time? Can Barry interpret a recorded speech that continually gets faster? See if these experts in their field are truly up to the task!

    Barry Slaughter Olsen is the Professor of Translation and Interpretation at Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

    NOTE: The techniques employed in this video are not all applicable to interpreting in a courtroom setting, where expectations regarding accuracy and completeness can be quite different. In this sense, legal interpreting is unique. More information on standards for interpreting in the U.S. courts can be found here: https://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/standards_for_performance.pdf


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