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Interpreters face somewhat of a conundrum upon entering the profession. That is, we are expected to have “native-level” discourse and comprehension skills in all of our languages. Advertisements boast “perfect fluency,” and respectable interpreting courses necessarily steer their content away from language acquisition. Yet, of...

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ― John Locke I am interpreting a plea in court. The judge uses a term I have interpreted thousands of times. All of sudden it strikes me that what...