University of Geneva
International Mother Language Day (21st February), saw the launch of The Salzburg Statement for a Multilingual World. The document appeared in 39 languages, from Afrikaans and Arabic to Welsh and Zulu, with more translations to follow. It was written by the participants of the Salzburg Global Seminar’s session on Springboard for Talent: Language Learning and Integration in a Globalized World (December 12-17, 2017 salzburgglobal.org/go/586). The document calls for policies that value and uphold multilingualism and language rights. It also underlines the fundamental role played by translation and interpreting in multilingual societies. The statement can be found here: http://education.salzburgglobal.org/statements/a-multilingual-world.html
In today’s interconnected world, the ability to speak multiple languages and communicate across linguistic divides is a critical skill. Even partial knowledge of more than one language is beneficial. Proficiency in additional languages is a new kind of global literacy. Language learning needs to be expanded for all – young and old.
However, millions of people across the globe are denied the inherent right to maintain, enjoy and develop their languages of identity and community. This injustice needs to be corrected in language policies that support multilingual societies and individuals.
Translation Horizons (Edited by Beijing Foreign Studies University, published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press)
Special Issue Call for Papers: Translation of Classical Chinese Novels: Texts, Paratexts and Contexts
'Understanding Migration: How can qualitative research methods help?'
University of East Anglia, Thursday 12 April 2018, 9:30am-4pm
University of Vienna
The application deadline is 15 April 2018.
In this month's entry to our new blog series, we caught up with IATIS President Loredana Polezzi to find out what she's currently reading.
2nd Call for Presentation Proposals
Google Translate & Modern Languages Education
Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies
University of Nottingham
Due to the range of enquiries and submissions we have received, we have decided to attempt to expand the event to include multiple panels addressing the themes that have emerged during the first call. The extended submission deadline is 12 March 2018.
Submission deadline: 12 March 2018
Date of the event: 29 June 2018
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