New special issue of translation journal (open access)

A new issue of Parallèles, the translation studies journal of the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting of the University of Geneva, has just been posted online.

It includes eight articles from the Transius International Conference on Legal and Institutional Translation held in June 2015 in Geneva as well as four book reviews.

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Conference – The Price of Translation, Turku, Finland

The University of Turku, Finland is hosting the XVI Kätu Symposium on Translation and Interpreting Studies, on the theme of The Price of Translation, from 13-14 April 2018.

The conference will examine questions such as: How much are translators and interpreters paid today and who pays them? What did translation cost a thousand, a hundred or fifty years ago? Can a price be defined in other ways than money? How is the constant state of flux of the translation industry reflected in the well-being of translators? How does tendering affect the quality of translation and interpreting? In which circumstances do the negative aspects of translation outweigh the benefits? Can translation research have any negative effects?

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Call for participation: Legal translation – a challenge to translation theory and translation practice

6933954664_2babe732f4_cA workshop entitled “Legal Translation: Challenges in Theory and Practice” is to be held in Innsbruck, Austria from 30th October to 1st November 2014.

It is one of three workshops forming TRANSLATA II, the 2nd International Conference on Translation and Interpreting Studies.

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Research journal on legal translation (open access)

10404994606_afa6d7c127_cSince one of the aims of this blog is to build bridges between academia and practice, I was delighted to see that the December issue of Linguistica Antverpiensia New Series -Themes in Translation Studies on “Research models and methods in legal translation” had been published in digital form for the first time, and with open access.

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Reporting from Brussels – Translation Studies Days, part 2

Following Part 1, this post will discuss the second of the five studies on translation and related matters recently published by the Directorate-General Translation of the European Commission, presented at the Translation Studies Days held in Brussels on 20 & 21 September 2012.

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