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Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives & Transforms the World
April 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a book club with Jost Zetzsche, co-author of the book, who will share about the importance of translation and how translation technology has impacted the industry.
Our speaker, Jost Zetzsche, is a translation industry and translation technology consultant, a widely published author on various aspects of translation and localization, and an ATA-certified English-to-German technical translator. In1999, Jost co-founded International Writers’ Group, LLC, on the Oregon coast. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, he earned a Ph.D. in the field of Chinese translation history and linguistics at the University of Hamburg. He’s given speeches and workshops at dozens of conferences around the world and sits on the editorial board of several leading industry journals. His latest book-length publication is Characters with Character: 50 Ways to Rekindle Your Love Affair with Language.
Teachers should read Found in Translation: How language shapes our lives and transforms the world by Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche before attending this online event.
“Translation. It’s everywhere we look, but seldom seen—until now. Found in Translation reveals the surprising and complex ways that translation shapes the world. Covering everything from holy books to hurricane warnings and poetry to peace treaties, Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche offer language lovers and pop culture fans alike an insider’s view of the ways in which translation spreads culture, fuels the global economy, prevents wars, and stops the outbreak of disease. Examples include how translation plays a key role at Google, Facebook, NASA, the United Nations, the Olympics, and more.”
The first 25 Wisconsin K-12 public school teachers who register for this event will receive a copy of the book.