Languages and gender identity

The past few years have seen an increase in discussion about gender identity, i.e. a person’s perception of the gender to which they belong, whether biological or psychological.  The concept of non-binary gender identity, or being genderqueer, is one of the concepts introduced in this discussion; it allows for the existence of a large range…

Podium recommends holiday reading

It is often thought – mistakenly in our opinion – that the summer is for reading “light” books under the sun or in the shade of a tree; for the vast majority of people, summer reading equates with easy books, with no great literary depth or essence, or at least without any content beyond digestible…

2001 – 2021: Interpreter Vassilis G. Triantafyllou and the Three Popes

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, gate 9, VIP lounge: a private meeting between Pope Francis and the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Dendias, has just been completed, in the presence of their two interpreters alone. The brief farewell ceremony for Pope Francis is in progress. A few minutes later, an Aegean Airlines plane…

The 5 types of interpreting you should know about

Unlike translation, which involves transferring written texts from one language to another, interpreting is exclusively about oral communication. Over time, the increasing need for human communication and the breaking down of geographical barriers through the development of technology bring about ongoing changes to the field of interpreting. As things stand today, we can distinguish between…