The 2014 CAPI Judicial Conference is September 8, 2014 at the Boulder County Combined Courts. For more information or to register, visit our webpage or click here. Stay tuned to our blog for information about all of the presenters, the conference sessions, and upcoming events!
Session description:Note-taking for consecutive interpretation is of vital importance. Each interpreter must develop to some extent a set of notes while carrying out a consecutive interpretation. While each interpreter has his/her own set of note-taking techniques, creating a symbol-based technique is very challenging. In this session, a unique technique for devising a practical set of note-taking skills will be developed by each attendee based on a combination of symbols provided by the instructor and unique symbols that the attendees will create for personal future use. The creation of symbols and the concepts they represent is based on semantics. Segmentation of ideas and utterances will be exposed for easy processing and capturing via symbol-based notes using audio prompts. The structure of basic utterances in consecutive interpretation will be analyzed, and segmentation of ideas and utterances will be exposed for easy processing and capturing via symbol-based notes using audio prompts. After the session, the attendees will immediately be able to employ the technique developed in any setting where notes are necessary. Each attendee is recommended to take a notepad of his/her preference to the session.
Note: This session will be offered twice; once in English for all language and once in Spanish.
Presenter bio: A native Angelino, Napoleon Buenrostro’s personal, academic and professional interests have always been those of linguistics. Napoleon holds an M.A. in Translation and Localization Management from the Monterrey Institute of International Studies and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of California Santa Cruz. He is Certified Court Interpreter for the state of California and Nevada, previously having held the position of staff interpreter for the Eighth Judicial District Court in Nevada. Napoleon currently teaches Spanish in the capacity of adjunct professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of World Languages and Cultures and is also a freelance interpreter/translator. Napoleon Buenrostro is most pleased to be an integral member of the T&I industry, making linguistic and professional contributions.