Main Program | Barriers To Meaning: Working Across Languages

29 Oct 2022 09:00 - 10:00
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Indus Restaurant. Festival Hub @Taman Baca (Google Maps)

How do we work across different languages? Words often elude direct translation and subtextual references, slang, and euphemisms in one language often mean something different in another. Join Tiffany Tsao, Ng Kah Gay, Kristen Vida Alfaro, and Sebastian Partogi in a discussion about the art of translation and breaking down language barriers.

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Bagaimana sesungguhnya kita bekerja dalam perbedaan bahasa? Kata-kata sering tidak sama dengan terjemahannya secara langsung, referensi subtekstual, slang, dan eufemisme dalam satu bahasa sering berarti sesuatu yang berbeda dalam bahasa lain. Kali ini Tiffany Tsao, Ng Kah Gay, Kristen Vida Alfaro, dan Sebastian Partogi akan berdiskusi tentang seni penerjemahan dan bagaimana meruntuhkan hambatan-hambatan bahasa.

Tiffany Tsao menghadiri sesi ini secara daring


Kristen Vida Alfaro

Kristen Vida Alfaro is Editor and Managing Director for Tilted Axis Press. A writer and organizer, she headed the union and anti-racism organization at Barbican. This work explains how she …

Tiffany Tsao

Tiffany Tsao is a writer and award-winning literary translator from Indonesian to English. She is the author of the novel The Majesties and The Oddfits fantasy trilogy. She has translated …

Sebastian Partogi

Sebastian Partogi is a journalist, copywriter, translator, and interpreter based in Bali. He translated Djenar Maesa Ayu’s novel Nayla into English. He has translated short stories, poetry, essays, and stage …

Ng Kah Gay

Working with a young and dynamic crew, Ng Kah Gay focuses on making books and supporting an environment for literature, the arts, and culture. Ng Kah Gay wants to build …

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