Designer Galliano Says He Can’t Recall Speaking Slurs – NYTimes.com


Designer Galliano Says He Can’t Recall Speaking Slurs – NYTimes.com.

This is what caused it: http://youtu.be/3CQO8q3FSH0   The upshot: Court Case

We complain when qualified/certified interpreters are not used to interpret in U.S. courts but this is happening all over the world.  How surprising is it that at the  high profile case of John Galliano in Paris, the interpreter used seems to have been incompetent? (Because you never know how what really happened was interpreted by the news).

It will be interesting to see if Mr. Galliano’s experience with an interpreter will be discussed at the FIT (International Federation of Translators)  International Forum on Ethics and Good Practices in  Paris this summer.

About mariacristinadelavegamusings

Certified SpanishEnglish interpreter by the Administrative Offices of the U.S. Courts, the State of Florida and the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), where I have served on the board of directors, am chair of the Public Relations Committee, and have a column entitled "Getting Down to Business" in Proteus, the association newsletter. I am a member of the American Translators Association (ATA) and have a monthly column named "Interpreters Forum". In addition to the prior two associations, I also belong to AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters). I own ProTranslating, Inc., an LSP in Florida. I hold an MBA, which keeps one foot firmly grounded in everyday waking consciousness while the other aggressively seeks unity consciousness...

Posted on June 23, 2011, in Interpreting/Translation News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The interpreter’s presence , without knowing if it is a new one, continues to be acknowledged today as a sidenote http://powerwall.msnbc.msn.com/politics/john-galliano-in-the-courtroom-1692835.story. Let’s see what the result of this media circus will be.

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