LINGUIST List 28.770

Thu Feb 09 2017

Calls: Translation/Malaysia

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 07-Feb-2017
From: Siang Yeo <>
Subject: 16th International Conference on Translation 2017
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Full Title: 16th International Conference on Translation 2017

Date: 08-Aug-2017 - 10-Aug-2017
Location: Kuala lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Person: Looi Wai Ling
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2017

Meeting Description:

The International Conference on Translation (ICT) also known as Persidangan Penterjemahan Antarabangsa (PPA) is a bi-annual conference, which was first held in 1984 through the initiatives of the Malaysian Translators Association (MTA) and the Institute of Language and Literature (DBP). ICT came to being owing to the awareness that translation is an indispensable communication medium in knowledge transfer, and therefore contributes significantly to a nation’s development.

This 16th International Translation Conference will be held at Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia from the 8 to the 10th of August, 2017. The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and the Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya will co-host this conference with the support of the following co-organizers: Malaysian Translators Association (MTA), Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books (ITBM), the Institute of Language and Literature (DBP) and Perbadanan Kota Buku (PKB).

The 16th International Conference on Translation aims to:

- Inspire intellectual and professional discourse, with the aim to explore current theories, techniques, issues, perspectives, practices, research and accreditation in the translation field.
- Enhance the cooperation and collaboration between translator scholars and students of Translation Studies and practitioners in the translation industry.
- Consolidate translator training and reinforce the synergy of training in real professional settings.
- Intensify the awareness among all participants in the translation service of the value of translation in a society.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Emeritus Dato’ Dr Hajah Asmah Haji Omar (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Prof Anil Dhingra (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Prof Kirsten Malmkjaer (University of Leicester, UK)
Prof Steven Defeng Li (University of Macau, China)
Mr A. Palaniappan (Language Services Department, Parliament of Singapore, Singapore)

Fees & Registration:

Registration will commence from 1 November 2016 onwards.

To Register:

Click on ''Online Registration'' on the top left of the conference page and provide the necessary information.

Further Information:

For updates on PPA-16, please visit the conference website regularly at:

Final Call for Papers:

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for the submission of papers is now extended to 28 February 2017.

Conference Theme: The Value of Translation in Society

This conference focuses on the value of translation by looking at how it facilitates intra-, inter- and cross-cultural communication between diverse social groups, and how it addresses the social needs of complex societies. Through the sharing of knowledge, we hope to bring to the fore the value of translation by discussing related issues with the aim of contributing to translation research in a variety of fields, such as Business, Culture, Education, Science and Technology.

The sub-themes include, but are not limited to:

- Translation and culture
- Translation and economy
- Translation and ethics
- Translation and politics
- Translation and social issues
- Translation and technology
- Translation for children
- Translation for education
- Translation for religion
- Interpreting for society

The Organizing Committee welcomes participation (paper presenters/non-paper presenters) from practitioners, academics, students, agencies, software producers, language policy makers, accreditation bodies, clients of translation services, and interested individuals worldwide. Abstracts for individual/joint papers to be presented at the 16th International Conference on Translation should be submitted latest by 28 February 2017.

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes for oral presentation and another 10 minutes for questions and answers.

Guidelines for Abstracts:

Language: Malay or English


- Abstract: 200 - 250 words maximum
- Keywords: 5
- Font & Size: Arial, size 11
- Spacing: 1.5
- Software: Microsoft Word
- Style: APA

The abstract must include the title of the paper. It should contain the aim/s, methodology and findings. It should also include the name/names of the presenter/presenters, organization/s, the email address/es and the sub-theme of the study.

Deadline for all abstracts is 28 February 2017. Acceptance letters for abstracts will be emailed by 31 March 2017.

Authors of abstracts which are accepted will be required to send in extended abstracts (to be printed in the Programme book) and the full length of the paper. A number of selected edited papers will be published as chapters in a book.

Guidelines for Extended Abstract:


- Abstract: 500 - 600 words maximum
- Keywords: 5
- Font & Size: Arial, size 11
- Spacing: 1.5
- Software: Microsoft Word
- Style: APA

Guidelines for Full Paper:


- Full paper: 7000 – 7500 words maximum (inclusive of references, diagrams and appendices)
- Keywords: 5
- Font & Size: Arial, size 11
- Spacing: 1.5
- Software: Microsoft Word
- Style: APA

Deadline for extended abstract and submission of full paper is 30 April 2017.

Submission of Abstract:

In order to submit your Abstract, you need to register online. More information about registration can be found in the conference description.

To Submit an Abstract:

Login into the ''Participant Login'' (on the top left of the conference page) with your username and password.

Click on the ''Abstract'' toolbar and then ''New''. Provide the information needed. Click ''Journal Article'' for ''Category''. Upload your Abstract. Fill up the ''author information''.

Alternatively, send your abstract directly to:

Key Dates

Commencement of registration: 1 November 2016
Deadline for submission of abstract: 28 February 2017
Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2017
Deadline for submission of final extended abstract: 30 April 2017
Deadline for submission of full paper: 30 April 2017
Deadline for payment of registration fee: 15 June 2017
Hotel check-in date: 07 August 2017
Conference date: 08-10 August 2017

For more information please visit:

Page Updated: 09-Feb-2017