Or 跨文化交际. Or Interkulturelle Kommunikation.
In other words, translation as “Intercultural Communication” is the theme of International Translation Day this Sunday, 30 September 2012. And we have produced a free e-card for you to download as a PDF or share online.
As the International Federation of Translators point out:
Facilitated by the major changes and shifts in the global economy, culture and information technology in the last three decades, we now have a radically altered linguistic, socio-political and cultural context for intercultural communication. If “to be or not to be … global” is hardly a question for people and nations in the contemporary era, then “to live or not to live … in translation” is no longer an option but a reality of our everyday life.
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The background of International Translation Day
International Translation Day dates back over 20 years as we explained , back in 2008, when sharing our first International Translation Day card:
The translation day was established in 1991 by the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (International Federation of Translators). The date of 30 September was chosen as it is the feast day of St. Jerome (347-420 AD), patron saint of translators, interpreters and librarians. The day celebrates and promotes translation as an essential activity in contemporary society – but one which too often remains invisible and ignored. Each year a particular theme, highlighting a different area of translation, is adopted
A conference is taking place in London next Friday in celebration of the day. Organised by Free Word, English PEN, Notes & Letters and others it looks at aspects of literary translation, including getting started, funding translation and translators in schools.
Finally, in case you are wondering, this article opened with “Intercultural Communication” in Esperanto, Polish and German. So, however you mark the 30th…
Best wishes from all of us at WorldAccent on International Translation Day!