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Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if any kind of "bank of interpreters' performances" were available somewhere on the internet. I am not thinking about banks of speeches such as the (great) EU Speech Repository but more about a corpus of recorded interpretations (possibly providing the original speeches as well) that could then be analysed by students (or anyone else) to help them improve their own interpreting skills. Of course, it is great to have real speeches available for training but I also think that listening to trained interpreters and "analysing" the words or structures they used in the target language to render a particular word, phrase or structure in the source language might be a good way to make real progress as well. :)

Do you know if such corpuses (especially with interpretations into French as it is my A language) exist and might be available to basically anyone online?

Many thanks!

P.S. - Feel free to answer in English, Dutch, German or French (of course!) :)

asked 12 Jul '17, 17:33

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Since the European Parliament gives free access to all the plenary sessions' recordings, including interpretation (European Parliament website), several universities are building corpora based on that resource.

Unfortunately few of them are publicly available. The EPIC (European Parliament Interpreting Corpus) is one of them, but I'm not sure which languages it comprises and they seem to have changed their website, so I'm not sure how you can have access either: EPIC. It's really worth looking into it though and they're happy to answer your questions per email.

The University of Hamburg also gives access to some corpora with interpreting but it's not very large and not based on the EP (CoSi).

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answered 12 Jul '17, 18:11

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Camille Collard

United Nations Webcast: videos on-demand from the United Nations. Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian.

European Parliament plenary sittings: The European Parliament broadcasts events, which take place on its premises, live and in recorded format. You can listen to the original or the interpretation. Scripts are also available.

Council of Europe: go the the "Live" channel available in many European languages.

European Court of Human Rights: Webcasts of public hearings, mostly in English and French.

International Labour Organisation: live broadcast, only operational during plenary sittings and available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and German.

General Assembly of the United Nations: General Debates in all UN languages

Liens fonctionnels et liste complète de sources de discours, avec ou sans interprétation :

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answered 13 Jul '17, 05:07

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