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Call for Papers

Google Translate & Modern Languages Education

The Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham is seeking papers for a 1-day event that address the usefulness and the use of GT in the context of education. It aims to comprise a range of topics, possibly from, but not limited to the following areas:

  • The benefits and drawbacks of GT for second language acquisition
  • GT’s role in independent language learning
  • GT in the classroom
  • GT and assessed coursework assignments
  • GT and cheating in assessed work
  • GT as research facilitator and related issues (e.g. rigor, ethics)
  • Google Pixel Buds and the future for human interpreters
  • GT and careers options for modern languages students
  • GT’s translation quality/reliability

Submission deadline: 31 January 2018

Date of the event: 29 June 2018

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Call for Abstracts: 20 December, 2016      Call for papers: 1 April, 2017

Cultus 10 will begin with a conversation with renowned linguist, comparative literature and translation theorist Professor Susan Bassnett. The issue will focus on multilingual situations, and how the language issue is resolved. How tenable is the solution and what are the consequences? This brings politics and power into the question, as well as the short and long term costs of the choices made. Submissions are welcomed on the following themes with a focus on translation:

-       Multilingualism power and empowerment

-       Politics and power in language

-       Use of a lingua franca in professional encounters

-       Professional practice, discourse and the new media

-       The role of machine translation in professional practice

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