General Meeting on June 14

Our next general meeting is Saturday, June 14, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.

At the meeting, the board will share information about the creation of a new AATIA website.

Our presenter will be Marc Adler, a Japanese > English translator. He specializes in patents and literary translation and will speak about the following topic:
“The way meaning is tied up with words and syntax continues to make the question of what exactly it means for a translation to be faithful problematic. Between certain languages, a literal word-for-word translation would produce utter gibberish, and yet as translators we can feel when a translation crosses the boundary from ‘freedom’ into to ‘rewriting the original’. I’ll examine this question using examples from a few different languages, including Japanese, whose syntax is vastly different from English.”

As usual, refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to network before and after the meeting! Hope to see you there!