Translating the Wor(l)d: Beyond Language

10. listopad 2017 - 11. listopad 2017

Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2017

Department of English and American Studies is pleased to invite you to the Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2017 - "Translating the Wor(l)d: Beyond Language".

Since 2011, when it was held for the first time, the Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc has established itself as an open platform which is not limited only to an academic exchange within translation and interpreting studies research but embraces discussion with all players in the field of cross-language communication.

The 2017 conference theme "Translating the Wor(l)d: Beyond Language" reflects upon the fact that translation has become a major communication modality of the post-modern globalized world. The conference aims at mapping the landscape of this specific human activity by exploring the increasing complexity of language communication. The featured guest speakers for TIFO 2017 are Franz Pöchhacker (University of Vienna) and Aline Remael (University of Antwerp).

Conference sections are suggested as follows:

  • translator's and interpreter's role and ethics in global/local communication
  • formative aspects of the profession: developing inclinations, aptitudes, and skills
  • quality throughout the translation/interpreting process
  • crossing language borders: a major challenge, or a source of inspiration?
  • translation technology, its position, requirements, and benefits
  • translating literature as a way to the knowledge of the world

We welcome BOTH papers presenting results of academic research AND contributions by professionals in the field. The invitation to participate is extended to all parties concerned: academics (teachers and students), professional translators and interpreters, trade organisations and professional institutions, publishing houses, agencies providing language services, "in-house" language departments of transnational corporations, companies developing support tools and technology, et cetera.

The list of speakers has been closed. Registration for non-presenting participants is still open. For further details see the registration form. Selected papers are to be published in a peer-reviewed thematic volume, as a special issue of Czech and Slovak Linguistic Review journal. Publications from previous TIFO conferences are available here: 2014, 2012, 2011.

The detailed programme can be downloaded here.


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