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PUNCTUATION MASTERCLASS – HISTORY AND USE OF THE COMMA IN ENGLISH

Dictado por:Andrew Benson Idioma de interés:inglés

Audiovisual training class
For translators and other users of written English

 

Illustrated introduction to the history of western punctuation
Invention of punctuation marks by Aristophanes of Byzantium
Evolution of punctuation from rhetorical to logical, from Antiquity through the Renaissance to modern times
Illustrations of use of punctuation by means of Anglo-Saxon literature
Different punctuation marks and their origins
Use of the comma in modern English
Rules and conventions - interactive discussions
Misleading use of the comma and how to avoid it
Clarity in use of punctuation in English
The Oxford/Harvard comma versus the non-Oxford comma
Exercises

 

Andrew Benson

Andrew Benson, born in the United Kingdom, has a Masters in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford. He also studied at the universities of Bologna, Athens and St Petersburg. Having completed a stage in interpreting at the European Commission, Brussels, he worked as a translator for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg for almost 10 years - he focused on translation from Greek in a major case before the European Court of Human Rights. After a two-year break co-writing the Rough Guide to Argentina (followed by other guide books including the Rough Guide to Buenos Aires), he worked as a freelance translator for several international organizations, including UNESCO, the UN in New York and Geneva, the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations Environment Programme, International Labour Organization, World Health Organization, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Universal Postal Union, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and World Food Programme. From 2002 to 2012, he was mainly based in Buenos Aires. Since December 2014 he has been the Head of English Translation at the Registry of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Aranceles:

  • Matriculado CTPCBA: $ 935
  • Con cuota al día: $ 840
  • Noveles (hasta dos años): $ 720
  • General: $ 1055
  • Estudiante: $ 880

Fecha y horario: lunes 19 y martes 20 de febrero, de 18.30 a 21.00.

Lugar: Avda. Corrientes 1834.

Cierre de inscripción: viernes, 16 de febrero de 2018 a las 23:59

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