Strategies in Simultaneous Interpretation

30 May 20

09:00 — 12:30

AIIC Courses


Online lecture via Zoom

Registration required!
Please register by 30 May 2020

Organised by
Region USA - Active Members

Cyril Flerov presents his online lecture about strategies in simultaneous interpretation on May 30, 2020 at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern time (USA and Canada) over Zoom. 

Q&A to follow. 

3.5 hours.

Strategies in SI are a number of learned and well established ways to solve difficulties arising in SI.

The main difference between expert interpreters and students/beginners is that experts have developed schemata to handle a variety of situations in SI. Such schemata have to be taught and internalized until they become almost automatic.

The 3.5-hour lecture introduces main SI strategies and their use for beginners and more experienced interpreters.

It covers - among others- the following topics:

  • types of difficulties in SI,
  • the role of strategies and their goals,
  • generic strategies and more specific techniques (e.g. saucissonnage vs segmentation vs literal translation),
  • difference in the use of strategies in various types of SI (e.g. court vs conference setting),
  • types of probability prediction in SI,
  • strategies and information management, and
  • the role of strategies in the overall process of communication.

The workshop is followed by an exercise in selecting appropriate strategies depending on given initial conditions.


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