Organizers

Call for Papers (1st Circular)

       

     

                           

                                                                                                                  

The First WITTA Congress

                                                                                        

Translation in Education and Education in Translation

                                                                                        

19-20 November 2016

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China

                                                                                        

                       

Organizer:            

School of Interpreting and Translation Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

          

Co-organizers:                         

The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies (HCLS), City University of Hong Kong

Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (CSTIC), University of Macau    

                                                                                        

                       

Human civilization in today’s world poises between two poles: one is globalization and the other localization. In either direction translation plays a pivotal role and hence has profound implications for social and cultural development. As such, translation education is becoming increasingly a concern of global significance. And in view of the rapid development of translation programmes in higher education as well as other professional sectors across the world, two issues concerning translation as an integral part of education stand out for more critical attention. One is translation in education: how translation should position itself in the existing education system to facilitate the training of competent translators and interpreters. And the other can be seen in a broad sense as education in translation. That is, how education as a whole in different countries and regions has drawn upon translation in cultivating desirable qualities in a student. To speak to these matters of common interest, WITTA, a newly founded international association dedicated to promoting translation education, is inviting translation scholars and practitioners, education policy planners, and language and education service providers to participate in its First Congress and present papers on topics including (but not limited to) the following:

                       

·            Translation in an educational setting: past, present and future                        

·            New approaches to translation education and research

·            Corpus, computer technology and translation education

·            Language service industry and translation education

·            Language policies and translation education

·            Translation and the cultivation of identity and global awareness

·            Translation and the cultivation of critical and creative thinking    

                                                                                   

                                                 

Language: English and/or Chinese      

                                         

                                                                                                                    

Registration and Abstract Submission:

·       Please download and complete the enclosed “The First WITTA Congress Reply Slip” and submit it to witta@foxmail.com on or before 31 August 2016.        

·       For paper-presenters, please put your abstract in the appropriate box on the Reply Slip. Acceptance will be notified before 10 September 2016.        

·       Registration is only completed upon payment and issue of confirmation from the organizer.

·       Further information will be announced at the website: http://witta.gdufs.edu.cn.

                      

                       

Indication of Intention to Apply for WITTA Membership:

Institutions that wish to apply for WITTA membership please download and complete the enclosed WITTA Membership Application Formand submit a scanned copy to witta@foxmail.com on or before 31 August 2016.        

                                                                                                                                    

                       

Registration Fee (travel, accommodation & insurance not included):

Regular: $200 US dollars or ¥1300 yuan RMB

Student: $100 US dollars or ¥650 yuan RMB (Please provide a scanned copy of your student identity card for verification.)

                        

                       

Payment Methods:

(A)  Telegraphic Transfer

Payment can be made by telegraphic transfer to the following bank account:    

                       

Name of Bank: BANK OF CHINA GUANGZHOU HUANG SHI DONG OFFICE          

Bank Address: 4# BAI YUN DA DAO GUANGZHOU CITY CHINA

Account Name: GUANGDONG UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES

Account No.: 630157745051

Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ 400    

                       

户名:广东外语外贸大学

账号:630157745051

开户行:中国银行广州黄石东路支行

                       

Please note that any bank service charges for the transfer must be borne by the remitter. Please send a copy of the remittance advice for the bank transfer to us at witta@foxmail.com.

                                                                                        

(B)  On-site Payment

Payment can also be made by bank card at the First WITTA Congress registration desk on 18 November 2016.

Please note that a bank service charge of 1% will be added should the payment be made in US Dollar.

                       

Please visit the website http://witta.gdufs.edu.cn for updates.

                                                                                        

                       

Contact:      

Serena Zou, e-mail address: witta@foxmail.com.