Translating Profanity and Slang (Sponsored by Sorenson Communications)

In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the definition of profanity, slang, euphemism, racial slur, derogatory language, embarrasing language, and they will discuss the impact of the use of this vocabulary in different cultures. Widely used vocabulary will be discussed in order to find equivalent translations and proper regionalisms.  Participants will also learn techniques to deduce the meaning, from context, of phrases with which they might not be familiar, and they will learn strategies to translate them accurately and impartially. This will be presented in Spanish but switch between English and Spanish to try to find equivalents.



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