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Found in Translation: Maria Labarta, Nov. 12

Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group Multilingual Translation of Figurative Language in Internet-TV-Series: A Contrastive Approach Maria Labarta Postigo Professor, Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication, University of Valencia, Spain This paper analyzes and discusses the translation of figurative language in internet-TV-series. Today, technology and distribution networks make it possible to have access to original series from…

Lumière now active!

Lumière, the successor to the Library of Foreign Language Film Clips (LFLFC), is now available for instructor use! Sporting an improved interface with more browsing and searching options, the ability to create your own 'private' clips, a glossary of film terms with short video examples, and the ability of students to comment on clips/films, Lumière…

Online Exhibition on Languages

UC Berkeley Library is currently running "The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition", featuring the languages taught at Berkeley. Each week a new essay on a foreign language text found in the library is added to the exhibit, which features an introductory essay "Universitas Linguarum" by Rick Kern, who succinctly identifies why the study of…

BLC Visiting Scholar on Moffitt Library

Ana Elisa Ferreira, a BLC Visiting Scholar during the 2018-19 academic year, has just published an article she wrote about the UC Berkeley Moffitt Library, framing the Moffitt renovation within a discussion of Regis Debray's mediology, Michel Pêcheux's notion of subjectification, and Shoshana Zuboff's theorization of surveillance capitalism. The article is written in Portuguese and…

BLC Lecture Series, Fall 2019

Music: The Universal Language? Charles Limb, Professor of Otolaryngology; Chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, UCSF Wednesday, September 18, 3-5pm How Language Centers Thrive: Notes from the Field Rosemary Feal, Executive Director Emerita, Modern Language Association; Professor of Spanish Emerita, State University of New York, Buffalo Friday, October 11, 3-5pm…

The Untold Story of the BLC

As the BLC completes its 25th academic year I can’t help looking back at what we have accomplished since I founded the Center in 1994. Our mission has always been to enhance the effectiveness of our teaching and the quality of our learning environments; to support research by language instructors and our ability to produce…

Careers in Translation and Interpretation

  Studying a Foreign Language?  Wondering if it will pay off for you? Translation and Interpretation could be just the opportunity you are looking for. Come talk to professional translators and interpreters to discover what kind of careers are out there for trained linguists. Christiane Abel and Julie Johnson, both translators, conference interpreters, and faculty members…

Found in Translation: Eve Zyvik

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group New Perspectives on the 'Incomplete Acquisition' Debate in Heritage Language Bilingualism   EVE ZYZIK  Professor of Spanish, University of California, Santa Cruz   Friday, April 26, 2019 12-1 pm in B-4 Dwinelle Hall In this presentation, I examine…

Found in Translation: Claire Tardieu & Céline Horgues

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group  Does the European Tandem Language Learning Model still Apply in our Global Age? CLAIRE TARDIEU  Lecturer, Department of English, Sorbonne Nouvelle University CÉLINE HORGUES Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Sorbonne Nouvelle University Friday, April 19, 2019 12-1 pm…

Found in Translation: Jia Li, March 22

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   Academic English Language Acquisition and Cultural Awareness:  Filmmaking with English Language Learners * JIA LI John A. Sproul Research Fellow, Berkeley Language Center Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada * *…

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