Speaker Profiles

Lynne Murphy

Lynne Murphy is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex. As @lynneguist, she writes the blog Separated by Common Language.

Her latest book is The Prodigal Tongue: the love-hate relationship between British and American English (Oneworld) launched on 29th March 2018.

‘I love this book. Sassy but balanced, authoritative but fun: this is a must for anyone who fears that English is going to the American dogs.’

(Susie Dent, Countdown’s resident lexicographer and author of Dent’s Modern Tribes)

‘Forget the usual bumbershoots and lifts and lorries – Lynne Murphy’s book on the difference between English in America and English in England is full of much more interesting things… You’ll be chuffed as nuts on every page.’

(John McWhorter, author of Words On the Move and Talking Back, Talking Black)

‘The Prodigal Tongue is great fun – impeccably researched and outright funny at the same time… Murphy is one smart cookie, or should I say biscuit?’

(Patricia T. O’Conner, author of Woe Is I)

Lynne Murphy

Chris Durban

Chris Durban is a freelance French>English translator specializing in corporate strategy, finance and business/crisis communications.

Based in Paris, she has over 40 years’ experience working with a portfolio of demanding clients, primarily in the private sector.

Chris has written client education materials including “Translation, Getting it right” (now available in 19 languages) and its companion piece “Interpreting, Getting it right”. She also co-authored the Fire Ant & Worker Bee advice column in Translation Journal (online) for years, and in October 2010 published a revised compilation in book form as The Prosperous Translator. In April 2014 she contributed to 101 Things a Translator Needs to Know.

She is co-organizer of SFT’s biennial summer school for financial translators, and an instructor on the “Translate in…” seminars for Eng<>Fr translators. She is also a popular speaker at events organized by translator associations and other professional groups.

Chris is a member of SFT, a Fellow of ITI, and an active member of the translation community. She translates every day and enjoys it immensely.

Chris Durban

Ticket options and how to pay:

Ticket options and how to pay:

Tickets for this one-day event will be;

  • £89pp* (including VAT) for ITI members (this will increase to £99 from midnight on 30 April)
  • £119pp (including VAT) for non-ITI members (this will increase to £129 from midnight on 30 April)

There will be a small additional charge for the following option;

‘Lunch in The Walks’ for those wishing to picnic in the private Gray’s Inn gardens before the event (open from 12:30).

  • Lunch can be provided at a cost of £9 (includes Sandwich, a bag of crisps, an item of fruit and bottle of water). This is only available if pre-booked so please add to your order before 28 May 2018.

Alternatively, bring your own lunch.

Places at this event are limited and subject to availability so book early to avoid disappointment.

*This rate is also available for group bookings of up to 5 guests regardless of membership status – just as long as the lead booker is an ITI member.

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Last date for booking: 25 May 2018

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