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The Linguist 55,1

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Page 2 of 35 FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016 The Linguist 3 CONTENTS News & editorial GOVERNMENT U-TURN OVER INTERPRETERS' PAY . . 5 INSIDE PARLIAMENT . . . . . . 6 The All-Party Group considers the Ebacc Awards focus MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? . . . . 20 Setting up an EU-wide MA standard THE ROAD TO EXAM SUCCESS . . . . . . . . . 22 Tips from the prizewinning DPSI candidate Features INTERPRETING: YOUR RIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 How to avoid throwing away your copyright BY ANY OTHER NAME . . . . . 8 Can human rights be promoted in Kenya if the concept itself is seen as a foreign? GCSE: IN WITH THE NEW . . 10 One school's preparations for the 2018 exam NEW WORDS FOR OLD LAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The tricky task of translating historic legal texts 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. 10 18 The Linguist Editor Ms M Moore Email: Sales Ms D Butler Email:; Tel: +44 (0) 20 7940 3100 Editorial Board Chair Mr K Paver MA (Oxon) PgDip MCIL MITI Ms D Butler BA (Hons) (ex officio) Ms A Carlisle MA (ex officio) Ms A M Graham BA PG DipTrans AMIOEE Ms J Guardamagna BA MCIL IAPTI APARU Ms H Gulowsen DipTrans IoLET CL (Translator) MCIL MITI Ms M Kilminster BA Ms D Langton MA (Cantab) DipTrans IoLET MCIL BDUe TA VdUe Ms L Melcion MA (Surrey) DipTrans IoLET PG Cert Ed MCIL Mr K Moffitt BSc DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI Ms M Moore BA (ex officio) Dr M Pollard BA PhD FCIL FHEA 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 Dr M Bond MA (Cantab) DPhil HonFCIL Prof T J Connell MA BPhil DLitt PGCE FCIL FRSA Mrs A Corsellis OBE BA HonFCIL Baroness J Coussins MA HonFCIL Prof D Crystal OBE PhD HonFCIL FCSLT FRSA FBA FLSW Mr R Hardie MA FCA HonFCIL Dr J M Mitchell CBE MA DPhil FCI Members of Council Chair Mr K Moffitt BSc DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI Vice-Chair Mrs C Pocock DipTrans IoLET FCIL Hon Treasurer Mr T Bell MA MPhil FCIL Mr D Brett MA (Cantab) MA (London) MCIL FRSA Ms H J L Campbell BA HonFCIL Mr J Farmer MA (Cantab) MCIL FMAAT Mr T Gale BA MA MCIL Dr M-M Gervais-le Garff MA Doct 3e Cycle FCIL Ms D Langton MA (Cantab) DipTrans IoLET MCIL BDUe TA VdUe Ms M Lee BA (Hons) DPSI IoLET MA MCIL RPSI Ms S Leschen BA LLB DPSI IoLET MCIL MITI Ms R Mitchell-Schuitevoerder MA MCIL MITI Prof C J Pountain MA PhD HonFCIL Mrs J A Ridgway BA FCIL MCMI Mr P Shipman BSc (Hons) MScCEng MIMechE MCIL Ms K Stokes MA (Oxon) DipTrans IoLET FCIL MITI CL (Translator) IoL Educational Trust The examinations are provided under the auspices of the IoL Educational Trust. Senior officers: Prof C J Pountain MA PhD HonFCIL (Chair) Ms A Carlisle MA (Chief Executive CIOL and 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 £45 post free. Overseas subscription £60 (airmail Europe), £65 (airmail rest of world). ISSN 0268-5965 The Linguist is online at Subscribe at > Journal Apply to become a CIOL member at > Membership The Linguist The Linguist, formerly The Incorporated Linguist, is the official journal of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. AN ALGERIAN IDENTITY . . 14 Language tensions in post-colonial Algeria VOICE OF THE MINORITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The rise of Argentina's indigenous languages THE BARD IN CHINESE . . . 18 Modern translations of Shakespeare THE BATTLE FOR CANTONESE . . . . . . . . 24 Do Putonghua and English pose a real threat? Reviews BOOKS / EVENTS . . . . . . . . 27 Opinion & comment TEACHER ON TOUR . . . . . . 28 Join our columnist on a trip around the world LETTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Institute matters A LIFE WITH LANGUAGES . 30 ADMISSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 DIVISIONS & SOCIETIES . . . 31 FRONT COVER © SHUTTERSTOCK © SHUTTERSTOCK

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