LINGUIST List 27.684

Thu Feb 04 2016

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Switzerland

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


Date: 04-Feb-2016
From: Andrea Hunziker Heeb <npit3.linguisticszhaw.ch>
Subject: 3rd International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation
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Full Title: 3rd International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation
Short Title: NPIT3

Date: 05-May-2016 - 07-May-2016
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Contact Person: Andrea Hunziker Heeb
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.zhaw.ch/linguistics/npit3

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

Probably the most widespread form of cultural and linguistic mediation, non-professional interpreting and translation has slowly begun to receive the recognition it deserves within interpreting and translation studies. Pushing the boundaries of many definitions of translation and interpreting, it encompasses a dynamic, under-researched field that is not necessarily subject to the norms and expectations that guide and constrain the interpreting and translation profession. Even the designation ''non-professional'' is unclear, referring at once to unpaid, volunteer translation or interpreting and to translators and interpreters without specific training.

NPIT3 provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss definitional, theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues surrounding the activities of non-professional interpreting and translation. Carrying forward the discussion initiated by the First International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation (NPIT1) at the University of Bologna/Forlì in 2012 and continued at Mainz University/Germersheim in 2014 (NPIT2), we invite proposals for panels, presentations, or posters that deal with any theoretical, empirical and methodological aspect of research related to the general theme of non-professional interpreting and translation.

Call for Registration:

We have the pleasure to inform you that registration is now open for the 3rd International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation, which will take place 5-7 May 2016 in Winterthur. Registration is open until 1 April 2016.

The focus of the conference will be on exploring pathways, perceptions, and practices of so-called non-professional interpreting and translation.

For all necessary information on the conference, please go to the conference website www.zhaw.ch/linguistics/npit3. Please note that you should book your accommodation well in advance.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you in Winterthur.


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