LINGUIST List 32.2203

Tue Jun 29 2021

Calls: Translation/Austria

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 28-Jun-2021
From: Alena Petrova <>
Subject: TRANSLATA IV - 4th International Conference on Translation and Interpreting Studies
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Full Title: TRANSLATA IV - 4th International Conference on Translation and Interpreting Studies

Date: 20-Sep-2021 - 22-Sep-2021
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Contact Person: Alena Petrova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

TRANSLATA IV is the fourth in a series of triennial conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Innsbruck. This conference series was established in 2011 and, from the outset, has always been one of the largest conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies worldwide. TRANSLATA is a conference devoted to basic research in translatology with the principle aim of re-establishing translation proper (= professional translation and interpreting) as the core focus of Translation and Interpreting Studies. TRANSLATA IV is dedicated to its founding father Professor Emeritus Lew N. Zybatow, who celebrated his 70th birthday in 2021.

The theme of TRANSLATA IV should reflect our interest in the rapid developments in the era
of digitalisation that have changed the practice of translation for a number of years now. These changes also give rise to the question of how the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies can and should react to these developments. Under the main theme of “Future Perspectives in Translation and Intepreting Studies”, TRANSLATA IV provides those concerned with the theoretical, practical, didactical, and commercial aspects of translation with a forum to discuss current questions and problems in the field of translation and the training of translators and interpreters. Thus, fundamental topical questions in theoretical and applied studies of translation related to the following areas of research will be the main focus of this conference:
- Translation Studies and Linguistics (Heads of section: P. ten Hacken, L. Giacomini & R. Panocová),
- Translation Studies and Cognition (Head of section: A. Trklja),
- Translation Studies and Technology (Heads of section: P. Sandrini & A. Trklja & A.M. Mor),
- Translation Studies and Cultural Studies (Heads of section: W. Pöckl & A. Gipper),
- Translation Studies & Teaching (Heads of section: A. Schmidhofer & M.A. Recio Ariza) and
- Translation Studies & the Economy (Heads of section: P. Sandrini & U. Wienen).

The conference language is German. However, we also welcome contributions in English, French, Italian Spanish and Russian.

The organisers are committed to holding at least a part of the conference in Innsbruck. However, the final decision can only be made at the beginning of September after the final list of participants and their preference has been determined. Furthermore, the decision must comply with the sanitary rules of the moment.

Call for Papers:

Participants who would like to hold a presentation (20 mins+10 mins debate) are requested to submit an abstract (300 words max.) by 31 July 2021. Candidates should upload their abstract by using the link and also indicate their preferred area of expertise. Furthermore, participants are requested to state whether they would like to participate in person in Innsbruck or virtually. Abstracts will be evaluated by two experts. Candidates will be informed by the scientific committee about acceptance before 15 August 2021.

We kindly request that candidates pay the conference fee only after acceptance of abstracts by the scientific committee (select only your payment method when registering).

Conference fee: (payable until 31 August 2021): 50 €
Student fee: 25 €
There is no conference fee for participants affiliated to the University of Innsbruck and nonparticipating attendees.

The fee comprises the following services: break snacks such as coffee/tea and biscuits (if possible), leisure programme (guided tour or similar; surprise gift for virtual participants) & conference proceedings (with the possibility of submitting a paper).

Assoz. Prof. Alena Petrova for the Organising committee

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