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Friday, 04 November 2011 11:47

5th Conference of the translation of dialects and dialects in multimedia


5th Conference of the translation of dialects and dialects in multimedia


3-5 May 2012

The conference is directed at academics from various disciplines as well as translators and students who are interested in the translation of dialects in multimedia contexts. The conference will concentrate on a complex, interdisciplinary subject area involving linguistics, communication studies, film studies and translation studies as well as other areas of cultural studies, sociology and other disciplines. The main topics to be covered at the conference include dubbing, subtitling films in dialect and linguistic varieties; theatre translation; cultural transfer processes in the characteristics of dialects; archaisms, regionalisms, varieties in the continuum between dialect and standard language; diglossia (national language and regional or local language; “official” and “non-official” language); the use of new technologies in the translation of dialect.

To these areas the Host Committee welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers.
Papers are welcome in the conference languages indicated. Papers presented in languages other than English will require a further abstract in English to be distributed as a hand-out during their presentation.

Conference languages: English, German, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, French.

More information about evening programs and excursions later on.

The deadline for sending abstracts in one of the official Conference languages AND in English (500 words) is 29 February, 2012
The Scientific Committee will return its decision around 30th march

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Kaisa Häkkinen, University of Turku, Finland

Prof. Camilla Wide, University of Turku, Finland

Prof. Silvija Borovnik, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Prof. Giovanni Nadiani, University of Bologna, Forlì, Italy

Welcome to Turku, the oldest and most beautiful city in Finland!


Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conference fee: € 60,00, students € 30,00.

Payment: IBAN: FI13 1733 3000 0042 89 BIC: NDEAFIHH

Account holder: University of Turku

Address:  Nordea Bank Finland Plc

Aleksanterinkatu 36 Helsinki



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