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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Full Title: International Conference on Community Translation

Short Title: ICCT 2014
Location: Sydney, Australia
Start Date: 11-Sep-2014 - 13-Sep-2014
Contact: Mustapha Taibi
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: ‘Community translation’ or ‘public service translation’ refers to translation of different types of texts intended to facilitate communication between public services and people who do not have a good command of mainstream language(s). These texts may be produced by national or local authorities, non-governmental organisations, ethnic community organisations or leaders, neighbourhood associations, or any other social agent. They may include information leaflets, brochures, local newspapers, radio programs and websites among other genres and formats. The common denominator is that they are texts that need to be translated into minority languages in order to ensure communication with all citizens and residents and empower minority language speakers by giving them access to information and enabling them to participate in society.

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Dorothy Kelly (Granada University, Spain)
Adjunct A/Prof. Uldis Ozolins (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
Dr. Harold Lesch (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

Registration Fees:

Early bird registration (by 30 May 2014): 250 AUD
Normal rate: 300 AUD
Students: 100 AUD
Conference social dinner (optional): 100 AUD


School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney, Bankstown Campus (details to be provided in due course).
Linguistic Subfield: Translation
LL Issue: 24.4606

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