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The Linguist 52,6

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CONTENTS The Linguist 8 Editor Miranda Moore Email: Sales Jack Sellen Tel: +44 (0) 20 7940 3100; Email: Editorial Board Ms J Fraser MA DipTrans IoLET FCIL FHEA FITI Ms A M Graham BA DipTrans IoLET AMIOEE Mr D Luddy BA Mr K Moffitt BSc DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI Ms M Moore BA (ex officio) Prof J Munday BA MEd PhD PGCE DipTrans IoLET MCIL Mr K Paver MA (Oxon) PgDip MCIL MITI Mr A Peacock BA (ex officio) Ms K Stokes MA (Oxon) DipTrans IoLET MITI FCIL CL (Translator) (Chair) © EUROPEAN UNION 2013 - EP LOUISE WEISS The Linguist, formerly The Incorporated Linguist, is the official journal of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. BUILDING The Linguist 22 TRANSLATING STUDY INTO JOBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Could you benefit from a new work scheme? News & editorial SO YOU WANT TO TEACH? . 22 READ ALL ABOUT IT . . . . . . 5 Inside view of the qualification for language teachers, with tips for prospective students The Guardian joins the languages campaign GIFTS FOR LINGUISTS . . . . 25 The Chartered Institute of Linguists: Dunstan House, 14a St Cross Street, London EC1N 8XA;; +44 (0) 20 7940 3100 Royal Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO President Dr N Bowen BSc MA PhD Dip TEFL RSA HonFCIL Vice-Presidents Prof T J Connell MA BPhil DLitt PGCE FCIL Mrs A Corsellis OBE BA HonFCIL Baroness J Coussins MA HonFCIL Prof D Crystal OBE PhD FCSLT HonFCIL FRSA Mr R Hardie MA FCA HonFCIL Dr J M Mitchell CBE MA DrPhil FCIL Members of Council Mr T Bell MA MPhil FCIL (Hon Treasurer) Mrs J Cambridge MA FCIL Mr M Cunningham BA MCIL Mr J Farmer MA MCIL Prof H Fulford BA MA PhD FCIL MBCS FHEA Dr M-M Gervais-le Garff MA Doct 3e Cycle FCIL Ms D Langton MA DipTrans IoLET MCIL Ms M J Lee MA DPSI MCIL Mr K Moffitt BSc DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI (Chair) Mrs C Pocock DipTrans IoLET FCIL (Vice-Chair) Mrs J A Ridgway BA FCIL MCMI Ms K Stokes MA (Oxon) DipTrans IoLET MITI FCIL CL (Translator) Mr P Shipman BSc (Hons) MScCEng MIMechE MCIL Executive Director CIOL Mr A Peacock BA IoL Educational Trust The examinations are provided under the auspices of the IoL Educational Trust. Senior officers: Prof T J Connell MA BPhil DLitt PGCE FCIL (Chair) Ms A Carlisle MA (Executive Director IoLET) Printed by Hastings Printing Company, St Leonards-on-Sea. Published six times a year and distributed free of charge to all members. Annual subscription £44 post free. Overseas subscription £59 (airmail Europe), £63 (airmail rest of world). ISSN 0268-5965 The Linguist is online at and via Vol/52 No/6 2013 INSIDE PARLIAMENT . . . . . . 6 Wish-list ideas for the festive season Focus: CAT tools THE BIG FAT LANGUAGES QUIZ . . . . . . 26 A test of all things language-related in 2013 OPEN INVITATION . . . . . . . 12 How do free translation tools compare? MACHINE PRECISION . . . . 14 Why now could be the time to integrate machine translation into your CAT system Opinion & comment LETTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 IN THE MEDIA . . . . . . . . . . 28 WORKING TOGETHER . . . . 16 Expert advice for switching between tools Features Institute matters COUNCIL NEWS . . . . . . . . 29 With two new 'Who's on Council?' profiles MAKING A DAY OF IT . . . . . 7 Missed Members' Day? Read our handy recap ADMISSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . 30 SPEAKING FOR EUROPE . . . 8 DIVISIONS & SOCIETIES . . 30 Dr Martyn Bond's insightful Threlford Lecture Make sure you don't miss any future events LET'S GET PHYSICAL: THE RIGHT CANDIDATE . . 34 MILITARY INTERPRETING . . 18 Meet the indefatigable Ela Kwasny-Spechko The popular series looks at army conditions FRONT COVER © ISTOCKPHOTO The editor reserves the right to edit all material submitted. Views expressed in The Linguist are not necessarily the official views of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. All rights of reproduction, translation and adaptation reserved for all countries. The Chartered Institute of Linguists, The Linguist, and officers accept no responsibility collectively or individually for the service of agencies or persons advertised or announced in the pages of this journal. The good faith with which we publish offers no implied/implicit guarantee. DECEMBER 2013/JANUARY 2014 The Linguist 3

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