LINGUIST List 13.1876

Tue Jul 9 2002

Calls: Translation, English Lang Teaching

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  1. jenny.brumme, Call for papers
  2. Richard Watson Todd, Research in ELT Conference

Message 1: Call for papers

Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 10:32:08 +0200
From: jenny.brumme <jenny.brummetrad.upf.es>
Subject: Call for papers

First call for papers

THE ROLE OF TRANSLATION IN THE STANDARDIZATION OF SPECIALAZED
LANGUAGES. III INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THE HISTORY OF
IBERO-ROMANCE SPECIALIZED LANGUAGES

15-16 May, 2003
Organized by: Department of Translation and Philology, Universitat
Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)
Place: Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, Universitat Pompeu
Fabra (Barcelona)

The III International Colloquium is one in a series of scientific
meetings of the same name which have been organized at the Pompeu
Fabra University over the last few years. The first Colloquium, held
in May 1997, focused mainly on the 17th to 19th centuries, and the
second, in May 1999, analyzed the linguistic and communicative
resources used in the popularization of science. In the third edition,
the main purpose is to study how foreign elements are incorporated
into languages by means of translation.

The interest in this subject derives from an awareness of translation
as an activity which makes it possible to transmit knowledge and new
information acquired in certain domains of human activity, as well as
acting as a bridge between different linguistic communities and
different areas of specialized knowledge. Most of the time,
translation also has a standardizing role in the history of languages,
as previously unknown words are transmitted and adapted, existing
linguistic matter is moulded according to different models and
specific text types are formed by the influence of other cultures.

Papers can deal with linguistic aspects (lexical, syntactic, text
type, etc.) as well as metalinguistic aspects (lexicography,
publishing houses, the creation of specific resources for specialised
translation), and they may cover any time in history.

The Colloquium is international and focuses on any of the
Ibero-Romance languages (Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician).

The official languages of the Colloquium will be all Ibero-Romance
languages and French.

Abstracts (maximum 200 words) accepted until the 30th October
2002. Send to: tercer.coloquiogrup.upf.es

For further information: http://www.upf.es/dtf/colloqui/index.htm
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Message 2: Research in ELT Conference

Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:11:34 +0700
From: Richard Watson Todd <irictoddkmutt.ac.th>
Subject: Research in ELT Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Research in ELT
An International Conference
9 - 11 April 2003
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Bangkok, Thailand

Research is becoming an increasingly important part of English
teachers' work for several reasons:
Conducting research, often informal, is a key approach to teacher
development. There is an increasing focus on insider perspectives in
research. Potential areas for research in ELT are becoming broader
and new areas opening up. Conducting research increases the
professionalism of ELT teachers.

With this increase in the importance of research in ELT, King
Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi is organising a conference
on this issue. Aspects focused on include:
action research and teacher development
classroom-based research
language programme oriented research
linguistic and educational research applicable to ELT
methods and approaches in research
the role of research in ELT

Plenary speakers
Michael Hoey Liverpool University
Nina Spada University of Toronto
Julian Edge Aston University
Anne Burns Macquarie University
Martha Cummings University of Aizu

Submission of proposals
Deadline for submission of proposals: 20th December 2002

Types of presentation. Abstracts are invited for:

1. Individual papers

Paper presentations will be 40 minutes in duration including time for
questions and comments from the audience. Abstracts should be no
longer than 200 words.

2. Poster sessions

Posters are appropriate for one-to-one discussion of work in progress
and should present information visually. Upon acceptance, presenters
will receive guidelines for their posters. Abstracts should be no
longer than 150 words.

Proposals should be sent by e-mail to Richard Watson Todd
<irictoddkmutt.ac.th>, and should include the following information:
Name of presenter to whom correspondence should be sent
Position/title
Department
Institution/organisation
Postal address
E-mail
Fax
Telephone
Names and affiliations of additional presenters (if any)
Type of presentation
Title of presentation
Abstract
Audiovisual equipment required

All proposals should be sent in the body of an e-mail message (no
attachments please).

Participants should register for the Conference by 28th February
2003. Details for registration can be found at:
http://arts.kmutt.ac.th/research_in_elt/
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