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Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from the interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.

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Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from the interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.

    57: The ELF on the Shelf

    57: The ELF on the Shelf

    Jonathan and the Alexes kick off 2021 by talking about a topic we have covered before: English as a lingua franca. In light of the global political shifts, Brexit and changing global travel (or lack thereof), is English still the undisputed "Global Language"? And what even IS English?
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    Alex D’s online discussion with journalist Dave KeatingTT Episode: English as Lingua Franca w/ Karin ReithoferQuo Vadis English? The Post-Brexit Position of English as a Working Language of the EUEU languages: Statement on behalf of the European Commission Representation in IrelandIs English Still the ‘Lingua Franca’ of the Internet?Making Sense Of Bad EnglishHow Brexit changed the English languageVideo: Burnistoun - Voice Recognition Lift

    • 49 min
    56: 2020 in review and our first annual awards

    56: 2020 in review and our first annual awards

    After a most definitely troublesome 2020 for the entire world, we thought we put a different spin on our annual Year In Review show and turn it into a celebration of the most favorite episodes and guests, all as voted by you, the fans! And the award goes to...???
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    Mattia Fundraiser (Go Fund Me)AIIC Tips for Speakers Infographic Techforword WebsiteRemote Interpreting - Buyer's GuideTroublesome Terps YouTube ChannelInside Interpreting YouTube ChannelEpisode of the Year Nominee: Don't be a BullyEpisode of the Year Nominee: Starting Out as an InterpreterEpisode of the Year Winner: Know Your WorthGuest of the Year Nominee: Josh GoldsmithGuest of the Year Nominee: Madalena ZampauloGuest of the Year Winner: Julia Poger

    • 1 hr 1 min
    55: New Ways of Working w/ Elena Davitti

    55: New Ways of Working w/ Elena Davitti

    This episode's topic seems to be of a particular relevance right now at a time, when interpreters around the world are diversifying more than ever. Elena Davitti joins the Troublesome Terps and details her research on interlingual respeaking, how there is now the option to shape a whole new language serivice and why and how interpreters and language professionals at large can get started in this new field.
    Special Guest: Elena Davitti.
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    Real-time interlingual speech-to-text via speech recognitionUniversity of Surrey’s ‘SMART’ study awarded £426k to make multilingual content accessible to allInterlingual respeaking - An experimental study comparing the performance of different subject groups(Abstract) Cognitive load in intralingual and interlingual respeaking – a preliminary studyRespeaking as a part of translation and interpreting curriculumTroublesome Terps 2020 Survey

    • 56 min
    54: Interpreting in Conflict Zones w/ Antonio Posada

    54: Interpreting in Conflict Zones w/ Antonio Posada

    You think you've had a nerve-wracking assignment? Think again and listen in as our guest Antonio Posada talks us through some select experience from his time working in proper conflict zones in and around Colombia. From meetings with guerilla fighters, to going on relief missions in warn torn villages and literally being under fire on the job, you won't believe your ears.
    Special Guest: Antonio Posada.
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    Secuestrados 23 trabajadores de una empresa subcontratada por la petrolera Talismán en VichadaWomen Make Peace StickThe War Crime No One Wants to Talk AboutInterpol test results on computer of slain FARC leaderIntervención del secretario general de Interpol (síntesis)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    53: Starting Out as an Interpreter

    53: Starting Out as an Interpreter

    The Troublesome Terps are going live again, 2020-style: on YouTube! Together with a dedicated live audience and a lot of previously collected input from our listeners, we discuss the trials and tribulations of starting out as an interpreter, what's different in 2020 compared to when we kicked things off and what some challenges, but also some opportunities for new #terps are.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    52: Don't be a Bully

    52: Don't be a Bully

    Inspired by Jonathan's very own survey on bullying, both Alexes and Jonathan discuss the issue of bullying within in the interpreting space, with the help of our very own short survey on bullying filled out byaudience members, sharing very personal experiences. From sexism, to classism in interpreting, spreading lies and outright hostile behavior we talk about how to spot bullying, what to do about it and what we hope for the interpreting industry as a whole.
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    An open letter to the interpreting community

    • 1 hr 1 min

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