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Full Title: 14th International Conference of Translation & FIT 7th Asian Translators’ Forum 2013

Short Title: PPA-14 & ATF-7
Location: Batu Feringgi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Start Date: 27-Aug-2013 - 29-Aug-2013
Contact: Hasuria Che Omar
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://ppa14atf.usm.my/
Meeting Description: The biennual 14th International Conference of Translation (Persidangan Penterjemahan Antarabangsa Ke-14, PPA-14) and the FIT 7th Asian Translators’ Forum (ATF-7) are to be held from 27 to 29 August 2013. Both conference and forum are jointly organized by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysian National Institute of Books & Translation (ITBM), Malaysian Translators Association (MTA) and Institute of Language and Literature (DBP), under the patronage of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. The theme of the conference is:

‘Translator and Interpreter Training: Innovation, Assessment and Recognition’

The conference and forum aim at bringing together academics, researchers, professionals and practitioners from Asia and worldwide for a productive and rewarding exchange of insights, experiences, views and perspectives on current and future developments in translation and interpreting training. While the PPA has been organized bienually, the 7th ATF will be the first time ever organized by these bodies in Malaysia. The ATF is held every three years under the auspices of the International Translators’ Federation/Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT).
Linguistic Subfield: Translation
LL Issue: 23.3839

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