- 16 2008 -
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS:
Within the CONTACT project, co-funded by MIUR within the framework of the ECOLINGUA project, the Department of English Studies of the Catholic University of Milan is pleased to announce a Satellite Symposium on Native and non-native mediated discourse and the changing English language within the GlobEng: International Conference on Global English.
The symposium provides a forum for discussion on the role of English as a Lingua Franca with specific regard to the concept of mediated discourse in its various forms.
There is an increasing awareness that specific mechanisms are at work in the mediation process, which influence the kind of language used and the text which is produced. This is particularly evident when English is used as a Lingua Franca within international academic, institutional and professional settings where native-speakers are a minority.
The symposium will run alongside the parallel sessions of the GlobEng conference and will follow on from the plenary speaker presentations.
Sessions will be held on the following topics:
- Perspectives on ELF and non-native English
- Translated English as mediated discourse
- Mediated discourse: interpreting and dubbing
- Corpora and native and non-native English
- The CONTACT PROJECT on Mediated Discourse: State-of-the-Art
Programme (download pdf file of the programme here)
Thursday, 14th February: afternoon
Friday, 15th February: afternoon
Saturday, 16th February
Scientific and Organizing Committee:
Margherita Ulrych, Maria Luisa Maggioni, Roberto Cagliero, Costanza Cucchi, Amanda Murphy, Simona Anselmi, Chiara Gorla, Pierfranca Forchini.
Submission: The deadline for abstract submission has passed. The programme will be published soon.
To register for the conference please go to the registration page.
Papers are encouraged which address the following topics:
- Non-native speaker influence on the changing English language
- Centrifugal and centripetal forces in mediated discourse
- Translation quality assessment and native English expectancy norms
- Translation Universals – State of the Art
- Medium-specific variations of mediated English
- Lingua Franca English and editing practices in academic, institutional and professional settings
- Hybridity in mediated discourse
Contributions are invited for 20-minute presentations (plus discussion). Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length (references excluded). They should be anonymous and should be sent as email attachments (preferably in pdf format or rtf) to: email@example.com
Please conform to the following specifications:
- Times New Roman pt.12 or equivalent font, single-spaced.
- Please do not include your name or any obvious form of identifiers in the abstract. This is because the abstracts will be subject to anonymous peer-review.
- In order to assist with the reviewing process, please also list up to 5 keywords in the email message
- Abstracts should be submitted as an attachment in rtf, or pdf format;
- Subject line of the email should be GlobEng_Contact and abstract title;
- Email message should include: Talk Title, Author's Name(s), Title(s), Affiliation(s), Contact Info (email address, postal address, telephone number, fax number)
- Abstracts should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should reach us by 30 September 2007.
For further information:
- Submission deadline: 30 September 2007
- Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2007
- Early Registration: 15 December 2007
- Registration form and fees: see the registration page
- GlobEng: 14-15-16 February 2008
Sponsored by Dip.to di Anglistica, Dip.to di Psicologia e Antropologia Culturale (Universitā di Verona), Universitā Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano).
Conference materials graphical design by Gianni Zardini
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