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LINGUIST List 25.877

Thu Feb 20 2014

Calls: Translation, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Australia

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 15-Feb-2014
From: Annamaria Arnall <presidentausit.org>
Subject: AUSIT Biennial Conference 14: Transition Into the Future
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Full Title: AUSIT Biennial Conference 14: Transition Into the Future

Date: 01-Nov-2014 - 02-Nov-2014
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Contact Person: Sam Berner
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ausitconference.org

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 25-Apr-2014

Meeting Description:

Theory-as-praxis, T/I technology and the business aspects of working as a translator or interpreter will be discussed at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. The theme in 2014 is Transition into the Future.

Of particular interests would be the following subjects of research:

- Big Data (and translation)
- Translation theory (practical applications of)
- Cross-cultural communication (in translation and interpreting)
- Trans-creation

Call for Papers:

With three thematic streams – technology, business and theory-as-praxis – the Conference organisers are looking for presentations that bring in new ideas and diverse ways of looking at the issues and challenges facing the professional. Papers can address, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects:

- Promoting professionalism
- Services marketing
- Impact of economics on the profession
- Diversification strategies
- Legal aspects of the profession (intellectual property, working internationally, contractual obligations)
- Politics and ethics of translation
- Improving productivity (technology and/or business tactics)
- Quality enhancement
- Impact of technology on the profession
- Big Data and translation
- Practical applications of translation theory
- Cross-cultural communication issues in interpreting/translation
- Trans-creation
- Globalisation, language and translation
- Localisation

AUSIT seeks submissions for:

- Paper presentations of about 20 minutes duration
- A2 posters
- Proposals for workshops or panel discussions of 30 – 60 minutes duration

Interested authors should submit their 250 word abstracts and a short professional biography (including a photo) in English language to the Secretary of the Academic Committee by 25th April, 2014, by e-mail to papersausitconference.org.

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