Translation and Interpreting as a Means of Guaranteeing Equality under Law

kuvapalkki_plural_linnutUniversity of Tampere, Finland, 2-3 May 2016

FIRST CIRCULAR AND CALL FOR PAPERS

The  School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies at the University of Tampere is organising an international conference on legal language, translation and interpreting on 2-3 May 2016.

We invite papers on e.g. the following topics

  •     Legal translation
  •     Administrative translation
  •     EU translation
  •     Authorised/Official translation
  •     Legal interpreting
  •     Teaching legal translation and interpreting
  •     Certifying legal translators and interpreters
  •     The texts of law and administration
  •     Legal terminology
  •     Phraseology of legal language
  •     Special characteristics of EU language

The symposium has three invited plenary speakers: Prof. Ada Gruntar Jermol, University of Ljubljana Prof. Jaakko Husa, University of Lapland Prof. Melissa Wallace, University of Texas at San Antonio

In addition to the plenary speakers, there will be papers in parallel sections. The section papers last 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion.

Proposals for section papers are invited by 30 September 2015. The abstracts (2500 characters max.) should be submitted online at https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/14115/lomake.html. Acceptance of submitted abstracts will be notified by 27 November 2015.

WORKING LANGUAGES

The working languages of the symposium are English, French, German and Russian.

PUBLICATION

There will be a refereed conference volume, and those presenting a paper may submit their article. Writing instructions and publishing information will be announced later.

CONTACT

The calls for paper and other information regarding the conference will be published on the conference website at http://www.uta.fi/ltl/translaw2016/. All queries should be sent to translaw2016@uta.fi (email address not working yet).

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Dr Nina Isolahti, University of Tampere Dr Marja Kivilehto, University of Tampere Prof. Annikki Liimatainen (chair), University of Tampere Dr Arja Nurmi, University of Tampere Dr Anna Ruusila, University of Tampere Prof. Leena Salmi, University of Turku Ms Anu Viljanmaa (conference interpreter (EMCI)), University of Tampere

http://www.uta.fi/ltl/translaw2016/cfp.html