LINGUIST List 32.1985

Tue Jun 08 2021

Confs: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, Discip of Ling, Gen Ling, Translation/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 08-Jun-2021
From: Stavros Assimakopoulos <>
Subject: ''Every time I hire a linguist… Emergent tech profiles for linguists, translators and language experts”
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Every time I hire a linguist… Emergent tech profiles for linguists, translators and language experts
Short Title: 1st UPSKILLS Multiplier Event

Date: 25-Jun-2021 - 25-Jun-2021
Location: Online on Zoom, Italy
Contact: Silvia Bernardini
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Translation

Meeting Description:

This one day event brings together students, academics, industry and institutional representatives with an interest in language and linguistics, to present and discuss the first results of the Erasmus UPSKILLS project and provide opportunities for networking. After a vision statement by a representative of the European Commission’s DGT, we will present a needs analysis in which we surveyed the academic literature on the subject, courses offered by language and linguistics curricula across Europe, and job positions. Two sessions will follow: in the first one, representatives from the language industry and research centres will describe some of the tasks for which they hire language and linguistics experts, while in the second staff and students from two Master’s degrees integrating languages and technology will present their experience. The event concludes with an interactive session in which participants are invited to contribute their views on emergent tech profiles for linguists, translators and language experts.

Program Information:

UPSKILLS need analysis: Language, technology and the future of the language professions
Speakers: The UPSKILLS team

Languages in the 21st century: Societal challenges and technological developments
Speaker: Jörgen Gren, Director for resources, DGT European Commission

Coffee break

Old jobs with new twists: Examples from industry and research
Nikola Ljubešić, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
Matteo di Cristofaro, Future Education Modena
Lorenzo Musetti,
To be confirmed, acolad
Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi, Graz University of Technology and Know-Center

Lunch break

Studying language with science and technology: A wish list from two Erasmus Mundus masters
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, European Masters in Language & Communication Technologies
Sara Može, European Masters in Technology for Translation and Interpreting
Student representatives from the two masters

Students meet industry, meet academia: Interactive networking session(s)

UPSKILLS’ next steps and concluding remarks

All interested parties are welcome, but we would particularly encourage students from languages, linguistics and translation degrees to attend, to find out about opportunities for their future professional careers and educational paths.

Participation is free but registration is required. Please register here: You will receive a Zoom link one day before the event.

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