LINGUIST List 14.1581

Wed Jun 4 2003

FYI: Gesture Studies, Translation

Editor for this issue: Renee Galvis <reneelinguistlist.org>


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  1. Nick Enfield, International Society for Gesture Studies
  2. Michael Appleby, New mailing list in Translation Studies

Message 1: International Society for Gesture Studies

Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 12:26:41 +0000
From: Nick Enfield <Nick.Enfieldmpi.nl>
Subject: International Society for Gesture Studies

This is to bring to the attention of the linguistic community the
establishment of the International Society for Gesture Studies
(ISGS). Gesture is intimately linked with speech and linguistic
structure, but linguists have only recently begun to see its relevance
to fundamental issues in linguistic theory and description. As one of
the editors of the new Benjamins journal ''Gesture'' writes, the ISGS
is founded as a response to the ''growing recognition that the study
of 'gesture' - visible bodily action that plays a role in explicit
communication - promises to throw much light on a range of issues that
are central for any understanding of language (broadly conceived), and
for an understanding of communication processes in human
interaction.''

See the current issue of the journal 'Gesture', Volume 2 No. 1, for a
brief history of the ISGS, and for a membership application form. For
further information, contact President Juergen Streeck
(jstreeckmail.utexas.edu) or Treasurer Gale Stam (GStamnl.edu)
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Message 2: New mailing list in Translation Studies

Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 02:36:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Appleby <michaellinguistlist.org>
Subject: New mailing list in Translation Studies


On May 20th 2003, the postgraduate students at Aston University,
Birmingham, UK, launched a discussion forum regarding issues in
Translation Studies, entitled TRANSLATIO.

This forum is primarily aimed at postgraduate students to encourage
debates and make announcements on forthcoming events in TS. All sorts
of research-related and theoretical questions are welcome. Experienced
scholars are also invited to join the list.

The Forum's host, JISCmail (http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/), is based in
UK.

People can subscribe on the Web page on the following link:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/TRANSLATIO.html

Could you please pass on the information to potential list members?

Best regards and thanks for your cooperation,

Stefan Baumgarten and Chantal Gagnon
Listowners
Aston University
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