International Translation Day Celebration 2011
29 Sep 2011
International Translation Day Celebration: 29 to 30 September
Language is the glue that binds human beings together. The interconnectedness of humanity, particularly at this time of globalisation, will not be possible without communication which is facilitated by language. In our own country we have taken into account the significance of language amongst language communities that constitute our society to a point that we had to enshrine language rights in our constitution.
It is for the very reason of the significance of language in our society that we also celebrate International Translation Day which is celebrated annually on 30 September.
The International Translation Day is also the day set aside for the remembrance of St Jerome, the Bible translator, who is considered the patron of translators. These celebrations have been promoted by the International Federation of Translators since 1953. This day is marked to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community in an effort to promote the translation profession in different countries. According to the Wikipedia encyclopedia this day provides an “opportunity to display pride in a profession that is becoming increasingly essential in the era of progressing globalisation.”Date: 29 September 2011
The Free State will celebrate International Translation Day as follows:
Venue: Xhariep District Municipality Offices
The celebration will be preceded by a workshop on 28 September starting at 08h00 at the Xhariep District Municipality Offices. The workshop will address the following issues:
- Translation: Bridging Cultures
- Machine-aided Translation
- Practical Translation
Your media house is cordially invited to cover the event.
Tel: 051 410 4742/4786/4719
Cell: 082 940 2392
Issued by: Free State Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation
29 Sep 2011
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