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When the Invisible Becomes Visible: Inclusive Uses of Language in T&I

August 31, 2022

Explore the impact translators and interpreters can make by calling out diversity through language choices.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish.

What role do translators and interpreters play in supporting inclusion as part of the norm? From the overarching question of personal choice or professional responsibility to concepts, such as human rights and accessibility, to specific strategies for binary and non-binary language, this webinar will examine the “gender lens” as an approach to 21st century communication.

You will gain insight into:

  1. Binary and non-binary language, including the generic use of masculine nouns in Spanish
  2. The claims of minorities who do not feel represented in binarism
  3. The arguments for and against the stance of the Royal Spanish Language Academy
  4. Use of gender neutralization, duplication, and alternative morphosyntactic tools
  5. Resources and strategies to inform your language decisions

About the Presenters

Sylvia Falchuk is a coach, language consultant, content developer, and trainer with a bachelor’s degree in English>Spanish legal translation. Her interest and curiosity in inclusive language and feminism led her to organize a conference at the University of Belgrano in 2012, and she has since organized hundreds of professional development seminars and roundtable discussions. Sylvia has lectured widely, including at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad del Salvador.

Graciela Alita Steinberg is a translator, editor, and language consultant living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a degree in legal translation and has taught translation for marketing and advertising and Spanish legal translation at New York University. Alita is co-founder of Tradulex, an international network of professional translators who collaborate to provide high quality translation. She is a long-time United Nations translator and has served as a Board Member of the Buenos Aires Sworn Translators’ Association and a Council Member of the International Federation of Translators (FIT).

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August 31, 2022
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Presenter(s): Sylvia Falchuk, Graciela Alita Steinberg
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenting Language(s): Spanish
Level: All
ATA CEPs: 1.0

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