Book publication: Multilingual Policy-Making in the European Union

The OAPEN network for open access books, funded by various European research councils and funds, has made available the title “The Language(s) of Politics: Multilingual Policy-Making in the European Union” by Nils Ringe and just published by University of Michigan Press.

Multilingualism is an ever-present feature in political contexts around the world, including multilingual states and international organizations. Increasingly, consequential political decisions are negotiated between politicians who do not share a common native language. Nils Ringe uses the European Union to investigate how politicians’ reliance on shared foreign languages and translation services affects politics and policy-making. Continue reading

Online workshop on Translation and/in Development

The Development Studies Association Ireland is holding an online workshop on Translation and/in Development on  Friday 25 February at 10:00am (Irish Time) / 17:00 (Vietnam Time).

“Practice-based development necessitates translation that involves multiple actors or agents at many levels, especially in the local contexts of the Global South.” Continue reading

Great ad campaign on the crucial nature of translation

Following on from yesterday’s post, I’d like to make you are of the current advertising campaign of OTTIAQ (Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec). Hard-hitting where it hurts, it is just what is needed, in my opinion, to combat the foolhardy use of machine translation in sensitive settings. See what you think…

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2021 Juvenes Translatores contest

The annual Juvenes Translatores translation contest, which started in 2007, is is aimed at highlighting the ever-growing need for translation and translators in Europe. Juvenes Translatores raises awareness of the importance of translation skills and the need to reassess translation – as a means of ‘mediating’ between languages – in the context of language learning. Continue reading

Forum – Ethics and Professionalism in Translation and Interpreting

The Ewha Research Institute for Translation Studies (ERITS), Korea Legislation Research Institute (KLRI), and the National Assembly Library of the Republic of Korea (NANET) are co-hosting the 2021 Seoul International Forum on Translation and Interpreting (IFTI) online on 15 July 2021.

“The theme of the 2021 Seoul IFTI is ’Ethics and Professionalism in Translation and Interpreting’. Ethics and professionalism are critical issues in the practice, training and research of translation and interpreting as they cut across various aspects of the translation and interpreting profession, including service quality, roles and responsibilities of translators and interpreters, working conditions, rights and advocacy, industry and market practices as well as translation and interpreting education and training. Continue reading

Special journal issue on EU Legal Culture and Translation (open access)

A special issue of the International Journal of Language & Law (JLL) has just been published (volume 7, 2018), on the subject of EU legal culture and translation, guest edited by Vilelmini Sosoni and Lucja Biel.

JLL is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed e-journal which offers a forum for research on the interdependence of language and law in all of its facets, from theoretical approaches to practical problems. The journal is entirely free of charge to authors and readers, and publishes content under a CC-BY license.

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Conference – Eurolanguage in Private International Law, Tarragona, Spain

A conference entitled “Eurolanguage in Private International Law. Legislating, translating and applying“/ “Eurolenguaje en Derecho internacional privado. Legislar, traducir y aplicar” will be held on 14 June 2018 at the Faculty of Law, Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain. Continue reading

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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