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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Branca  Vianna
Institution: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
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State and/or Country: Brazil   
Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Specialty: conference interpreting
Selected Publications: Simultaneous interpreting: a relevance-theoretic approach, in Intercultural Pragmatics, Walter de Gruyter, Volume 2, Number 2, 2005
Teoria da relevância e intepretação simultânea, in Relevância em tradução: perspectivas teóricas e aplicadas, Alves e Gonçalves (org)Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 2006
Courses Taught: Portuguese for Conference Interpreters; Current Affairs for Conference Interpreters; Technical Terminology for Conference Interpreters

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