Happy 2018 International Translation Day! ¡Feliz Día Internacional del Traductor de 2018!

International Translation Day – 30 September 2018 The Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association joins in the celebration of translators and interpreters around the world on this 2018 International Translation Day! In celebration of the International Translation Day, we asked leaders of the SPD to tell us why they love being translators and interpreters. Why do you love

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¿Qué hay de nuevo? Entrevista al reconocido colectivo Palabras Mayores

  Interview with the renowned group Palabras Mayores (Jorge de Buen, Xosé Castro, Alberto Gómez Font, and Antonio Martín), all experts in varying fields of the Spanish language, during the international professional development event, “In Miami Spring Into Action 2018,” in Miami, Florida. Palabras Mayores discusses the role of translators as agents of cultural change; common challenges faced in document editing, copyediting,

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THE BIG EVENT IS HERE! #InMiamiSia2018!

    The ATA’s Spanish Language Division (SPD) is excited to invite all its members and followers to In Miami Spring into Action 2018, a three-day international multidisciplinary convention for linguists, now open for registration! The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF), together with the Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) and Florida International University (FIU)*, are

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Call for Papers! Deadline Extended Until Friday, December 15, 2017!

  You asked for it and we listened! The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended until Friday, December 15, 2017! In Miami SPRING INTO ACTION An International Event in Collaboration with  Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) Florida International University (FIU)* Miami, Florida March 16-18, 2018 Call

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Book review: Deconstructing Traditional Notions in Translation Studies: Two exemplary cases that challenge thinking regarding translation history and teaching translation, by Edgar Moros

  In order to set the context of what translation is, I will quote the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) description of translation performance: Translation is the process of transferring text from one language into another. It is a complex skill requiring several abilities. The term “translation” is normally reserved for written renditions of written materials. Translation is thereby distinct from interpretation, which

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Nuestra lengua: más viva que nunca

La celebración del Día del Idioma, este 23 de abril, hace propicia la ocasión para plantear algunas reflexiones sobre nuestra querida lengua española. Por ejemplo, una interrogante que se mantiene a través del tiempo es quién debe normar el español. ¿Será la Real Academia Española o tal vez las academias de la lengua de las Américas? No. Somos nosotros —los

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Meet the members of the ATA SPD Website Committee!

ATA SPD WEBSITE COMMITTEE The SPD website serves as a primary means of communication with Division members and followers. Under the direction of the Division Administrator and the webmaster, the Website Committee facilitates communication by handling the website’s design, content, and any updates. The committee works closely with the Administrators and the Digital and Social Media, Professional Development, and Editorial

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ATA 60th Annual Conference – Registration NOW Open!

Dear SPD members, The preliminary program for the ATA60 Conference is available and registration is now open. Visit https://www.atanet.org/conf/2019 today! A few highlights: Special Events Page Welcome Celebration: Wednesday, October 23, 5:30PM – 7:00PM (Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only) Join us and meet your SPD colleagues and leaders! Division Annual Meetings Page SPD Meeting: Saturday, October 26, 12:30PM –

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Save the Date for In Miami Spring Into Action 2020! Mystery Solved!

Mystery revealed! In Miami SIA 2020 proudly announces the distinguished participation of Dr. Alicia María Zorrilla After the resounding success of In Miami Spring Into Action 2018, the Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) are very excited to announce In Miami Spring Into Action 2020, hosted

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2019 Annual Spanish Language Division Dinner – Registration NOW Open!

Join the Fun! Registration NOW Open! **Please scroll down to make your reservation using the PayPal button found after the menu information below.** SPACE IS LIMITED! PLEASE RESERVE BY OCTOBER 19! We are excited to announce the 2019 Spanish Language Division (SPD) Annual Dinner! This year, we invite you to celebrate our traditional Muchas culturas, un solo idioma annual dinner event at Oscar’s Cafe &

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Episode Four of the ATA SPD Podcast – An interview with Tony Rosado

Summary: In episode four, we interviewed Tony Rosado, a well-known judicial and conference interpreter in the United States, US Supreme Court certified, and a lawyer graduated from the Escuela Libre de Derecho. Tony has served as an interpreter for the Department of State, the Olympic Games, some political events, and for the most prominent English and Spanish radio and television networks.

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Meet the members of the SPD Podcast Committee!

ATA SPD PODCAST COMMITTEE The ATA SPD Podcast helps Division members develop and improve their business and lifestyle as language professionals. In each episode, Division members and special guests share ideas and actionable strategies to stimulate motivation, creativity, communication, and contribution to the profession. The podcast is also a venue for all ATA members to explore education in translation, editing,

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