LINGUIST List 23.5359

Wed Dec 19 2012

Confs: Spanish, Applied Linguistics, Translation/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 19-Dec-2012
From: María Fernández-Parra <>
Subject: Internationalisation of Spanish: Teaching Applications and the Role of Translation
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Internationalisation of Spanish: Teaching Applications and the Role of Translation

Date: 22-Mar-2013 - 22-Mar-2013 Location: Swansea, United Kingdom Contact: María Fernández-Parra Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): Spanish

Meeting Description:

Internationalisation of Spanish: Teaching Applications and the Role of Translation
HEA Thematic Workshop

Sponsored by:

The Higher Education Academy (HEA)
International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society (SIS)
Language Research Centre (LRC), Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH), Swansea University

This workshop will explore the applications of state of the art language and translation tools (online, electronic and interactive) to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language and how they can contribute to the expansion of Spanish language and culture worldwide. It will bring together experts in the fields of applied linguistics and translation, who will provide their professional experience in the field, particularly with regard to international collaboration with Spanish-speaking countries. This workshop will also provide a forum for postgraduate students to present their work and to make contact with researchers, professionals and employers in their field. Representatives from private sector employers and HE employment representatives will explore the relevance of language and translation tools in the workplace.

Free Attendance:

To book a place please visit:

Organising Committee:

Prof. Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, LRC Director, SIS Chair
Dr. María Fernández-Parra, LRC
Dr. Rocío Pérez-Tattam, LRC


9:00 - 9:30
Registration and coffee

9:30 - 10:30Keynote: Mr. Antonio Martínez Arboleda, University of Leeds, ‘OpenLIVES: From Graduate Employability to Trans-Academic Life Skills and Values’

10:30 - 11:30

11:00 - 12:00Dr. Patricia Rodríguez-Martínez, Swansea University, ‘Employability in Languages, Translation & Interpreting at Swansea University’

Dr. Tom Cheesman, Swansea University, ‘ - Comparing Literary Translations: A Social-Digital Model’

12:00 - 13:00Keynote: Dr. Maria del Carmen Parafita, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, ‘Spanish across Cultures: A National, Minority and Global Language’

13:00 - 13:45

13:45 - 14.45
Postgraduate student papers/posters

14:45 - 15:45Keynote: Prof. Jose Santaemilia, Universitat de Valencia, Spain. ‘Traducción jurada (‘sworn translation’) in Spain: Professional, Legal and Ethical Considerations’

15:45 - 16:15

16:45 - 16:45Interactive session: Ms. Sharon Stephens, Founder and Managing Director of Veritas Language Solutions, Swansea, ‘Employability and Spanish Linguists: What are Employers Looking for?’

16:45 - 17:00

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