LINGUIST List 27.1185

Mon Mar 07 2016

Confs: Translation/Taiwan

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 05-Mar-2016
From: Darryl Sterk <>
Subject: 20th International Symposium on Translation and Interpreting Teaching
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20th International Symposium on Translation and Interpreting Teaching

Date: 26-Mar-2016 - 27-Mar-2016
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Darryl Sterk
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Meeting Description:

Not restricted to pedagogy, the symposium this year features keynotes by Franz Pöchacker, Lawrence Wong, and Uganda Kwan.

The symposium will deeply reflect on the loss and gain in T&I, based on the activities, theories, discourses and strategies of T&I. T&I scholars nowadays question the standard “faithfulness” and “equivalence,” and consider every T&I act a balance between loss and gain. Texts of T&I are like black boxes, recording translators’ and interpreters’ regret of “focusing on this to forfeit that,” or their joy of capturing everything in their translation/interpreting.

Under our main theme on loss and gain in translation and interpreting, there are several sub-topics discussed in the symposium, including: (1) Loss/Gain in Translation/Interpreting Theories, (2) Comparisons of Translation/Interpreting Strategies in Different Types of Texts, (3) Loss/Gain in Translation/Interpreting Teaching, (4) Studies of Important Literature Translators’ Translation Strategies, (5) Translatibility and Untranslatibility, (6) Loss/Gain in Translation/Interpreting under Different Historical and Geographical Backgrounds, and (7) Loss/Gain in Translation/Interpreting via Different Media.

Through scholars from home and abroad presenting their research results and opening up discussions, we hope that the symposium will yield more thoughts and insights, and present the T&I research results and the variety and vitality of T&I teaching in Taiwan.

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