LINGUIST List 31.497

Mon Feb 03 2020

Confs: Translation/Switzerland

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Date: 03-Feb-2020
From: Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow <>
Subject: Duo Colloquium: Contextuality in Translation and Interpreting
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Duo Colloquium: Contextuality in Translation and Interpreting

Date: 03-Sep-2020 - 05-Sep-2020
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Contact: Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow
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Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Meeting Description:

The Duo Colloquium is a conference series with a special tradition, taking place every five years in two cities in the same year. From 1990–2015, the Duo Colloquium sessions were held at the University of Łódź and Maastricht University. As of 2020, they will be held in Łódź and Winterthur. The motif of the conference series from the start has been Translation and Meaning, and the central theme of the Duo Colloquium 2020 is Contextuality in Translation and Interpreting. The conference from 3–5 September 2020 at the ZHAW Institute of Translation and Interpreting in Winterthur takes an industry-oriented perspective on this theme, in which professional considerations play a key role.

The ZHAW session of the Duo Colloquium 2020 has a more industry-oriented focus on the theme Contextuality in Translation and Interpreting. Contextuality can be understood at any level, from the geopolitical to the textual, and embraces both academic and professional considerations of translational and interpreting phenomena. The sub-themes of the Duo Colloquium 2020 concern the context(s) and/or decontextualisation in translation and interpreting theory and practice,embracing both academic and professional considerations of meaning in translation and interpreting from a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Call for Papers:

The sub-themes of the ZHAW session include the interface of translation and/or interpreting with:
- agency and empowerment
- corpus and/or text linguistics
- domain specificity (e.g. economics, law, science, medicine, religion)
- education or training
- lexicography orterminology
- metaphor and/or phraseology
- modality and/or media
- (new) professional roles
- quality assessment
- situated practice(s)
- sociotechnical systems
- technology

Participants who would like to give a paper should upload their abstracts in .pdf format by using the submit button on the conference website ( The full submission must contain:
−the title of the paper
−the name(s) of the author(s)
−the full name(s) and address(es) of the affiliation(s)/institute(s) of the author(s), including e-mail address
−the sub-theme(s) the abstract relates to(see list above)
−a 250-300 word abstract (excluding references)
−a list of references (max. 5)

Abstracts and presentations can be in English or German. A selection of papers given at the Duo Colloquium 2020will be published as a volume by Peter Lang.The deadline for submission of abstracts for the ZHAW session in Winterthur is 30 April 2020. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to participants by 31 May 2020.

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