LINGUIST List 26.5645

Fri Dec 18 2015

Calls: Translation/Italy

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 18-Dec-2015
From: Maurizio Viezzi <mviezziunits.it>
Subject: Translation and Interpreting: Convergence, Contact, Interaction
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Full Title: Translation and Interpreting: Convergence, Contact, Interaction
Short Title: Transit2016

Date: 26-May-2016 - 28-May-2016
Location: Trieste, Italy
Contact Person: Maurizio Viezzi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://transint2016.weebly.com/

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

Considering the day-to-day situation of Translation and Interpreting and abandoning – as with the concept of Translationswissenschaft – the traditional standpoint of separation and contrast, the idea of the Trieste Conference is to create a common space for reflection based on the topic, the area, the subject or the discipline in which Translation and Interpreting are both enacted as a service to society

2nd Call for Papers:

Please note the new dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2016
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 March 2016
Registration and payment deadline: 30 April 2016

Translation and interpreting scholars often attend different conferences or different sessions within the same conference. Opportunities for contact and comparison between specialists in the two disciplines are therefore lacking, even though such specialists would have a great deal to discuss in terms of research, teaching and professional practice.

A glance at the current state of the profession reveals a varied scenario in which Translation and Interpreting often constitute two interlingual processes performed by the same person in the same communicative situation or in different situations within the same set of relations and contacts, at times inextricably linked to other competences and other knowledge, though often seen as a single entity in the eyes of the public at large.

Translation and Interpreting can thus be found in relations of overlap, hybridity and contiguity, and effected variously in professional practices, strategies and translation processes.

Considering the day-to-day situation of Translation and Interpreting and abandoning – as with the concept of Translationswissenschaft – the traditional standpoint of separation and contrast, the idea of the Trieste Conference is to create a common space for reflection based on the topic, the area, the subject or the discipline in which Translation and Interpreting are both enacted as a service to society.

Translation and Interpreting are therefore presented as a binomial (T&I) inviting experts from both disciplines to meet and propose contributions which in themselves will create a comparison between these two different yet closely connected practices on topics including:

T&I in law
T&I in economics
T&I in politics
T&I in medicine
T&I in sport
T&I in tourism
T&I in science and technology
T&I in entertainment, art and culture


In particular, the conference wishes to encourage reflection on the various themes listed above, and will explore issues including, but not limited to, the following topics: required knowledge and competence, quality, linguistic, cognitive and ethical aspects, language combinations and directionality, theoretical approaches, research methodologies, professional practice and associated constraints, the status and prestige of professionals, the use of information technology, training, …

The official languages of the conference are English and Italian. Presentations in other languages cannot be guaranteed and require approval from the organisers.

The time allotted to each presentation will be 20 minutes.



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