Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
Professor Paul Frommer, the creator of the Na’vi language from the movie Avatar, is coming to Fremantle to speak at the Biennial National Conference of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) from 5-6 November 2010 as part of his world-wide speaking tour, which includes a recent visit to Paris.

The professional translation and interpreting community will gather to share new ideas about the skill and science of converting one language into another. Interpreters and translators of indigenous languages spoken in the Kimberley will mingle with speakers from South Africa, China, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, and USA as well as with recognised experts in the translation and interpreting fields from all over Australia.

Ms. Tea Dietterich, Vice President of AUSIT, said, “this year's program has a really good balance of talks in translating and interpreting including talks on machine translation, a demonstration of simultaneous interpreting, as well as the keynote address by Professor Frommer about his fictional language, Na’vi.”

“The conference has something for everyone and this is reflected by its wide attendance.”

“Professionals from every continent, including Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, will meet in Fremantle this November.”

Ms. Dietterich said, “Professor Frommer will bring an otherworldy flavour to what is proving to be a very international conference.”

When asked what language will be spoken at the conference - a European, Asian or African language or perhaps even Na’vi -Ms. Dietterich smiled and said, “English of course.”

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Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT)

The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) is the national association for the translating and interpreting profession.With its aim of promoting the highest standards in the profession, AUSIT serves as a meeting place for all those who understand the importance of translation and interpreting to the economy and society, particularly with a globalised economy and the growth of worldwide communications.
AUSIT is a primary source of information on these services to government, industry, the media and the general public.

Ms Tea Dietterich
P: 07 3367 8722
M: 0417 983 076


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