IV International Conference on Corpus Use and Learning to Translate


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IV International Conference on Corpus Use and Learning to Translate
27-29 May, 2015
University of Alicante, Spain
Webpage: http://dti.ua.es/comenego/iv-cult

It is now ten years since the third and most recent CULT conference was
held at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Its predecessors took
place in Bertinoro, the first of them in 1997, in the University of
Bologna's School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators
(SSLMIT), now known as the School of Language, Literature, Translation
and Interpreting (SLLTI). Various studies dealing with the use of
corpora in applied translation studies, and in translation training and
professional practice in particular, have been published over the last
decade, most of them carried out by scholars. However, while the
literature corresponding to the field in question seems to be growing at
a healthy rate, chiefly in relation to the concepts termed “learning
corpus use to translate” and “corpus use for learning to translate” at
the last CULT conference, the uptake of corpora among professional
translators appears to be rather slow, despite many of them describing
such resources as useful. Perhaps it is worth adding that there is
insufficient interest in the applied side of research on the
aforementioned concepts, at least as far as holding events thereon is
Against that backdrop, the University of Alicante's Department of
Translation and Interpreting is seeking to organise the 4th
International Conference on Corpus Use and Learning to Translate, with a
view to bringing together translation practitioners, researchers,
teachers and other relevant people and:
- Furthering knowledge of corpus use, translation training and
professional practice
- Familiarising professional translators with the potential benefits of
applying corpus linguistics to their activity
- Discussing the use of corpora in translation training
- Gaining first-hand knowledge of how professional translators use corpora

The conference's Organising Committee invites scholars, researchers and
especially professional translators to submit proposals for papers
(abstracts) in English or Spanish in any of the following areas:
- Building and using DIY Corpora
- Corpora and translation training
- Corpora and translation practice
- Stabilising corpora for translators
- Uptake of corpora among professional translators
- Uptake of corpora among translator trainers

Proposals (abstracts) must be submitted in English and, where
applicable, Spanish. Please click on the following link
to upload proposals (maximum of 300 words each). Each applicant may
submit one proposal only, or two if they are a co-author of at least one
of their proposed papers. Please note that a strict limit of 20 minutes
(plus 5 minutes for discussion) will be allowed for full papers.

- Abstract Submission: September 15, 2014
- Authors Notification: November 15, 2014
- Registration for speakers opens: January 7, 2015
- Early bird registration deadline for speakers: February 15, 2015
- Registration deadline for speakers: March 13, 2015
- Registration for attendees opens: March 16, 2015
- Early bird registration deadline for attendees: April 15, 2015
- Registration deadline for attendees: April 30, 2015
- Conference: 27-29 May, 2015

- Silvia Bernardini (Università di Bologna)
- Gloria Corpas (Universidad de Málaga)
- Ramesh Krishnamurthy (Aston University)
- Clara Inés López-Rodríguez (Universidad de Granada)

- Daniel Gallego Hernández (Universidad de Alicante)
- Juan-Norbert Cubarsí-Elfering (Universidad de Alicante)
- Paola Masseau (Universidad de Alicante)
- Patricia Rodríguez-Inés (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
- Juliette Scott (University of Bristol)
- Miguel Tolosa-Igualada (Universidad de Alicante)

- Guy Aston (Università di Bologna)
- Frank Austermühl (University of Auckland)
- Silvia Bernardini (Università di Bologna)
- Lynne Bowker (University of Ottawa)
- María Calzada-Pérez (Universitat Jaume I)
- Gloria Corpas (Universidad de Málaga)
- Ana Frankenberg-Garcia (University of Surrey)
- Isabel García-Izquierdo (Universitat Jaume I)
- Adelina Gómez-González (Universidad de Alicante)
- Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
- Dorothy Kenny (Dublin City University)
- Ramesh Krishnamurthy (Aston University)
- Sara Laviosa (Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro)
- Clara Inés López-Rodríguez (Universidad de Granada)
- Kirsten Malmkj?r (University of Leicester)
- Pedro Mogorrón-Huerta (Universidad de Alicante)
- Pilar Sánchez-Gijón (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
- Aquilino Sánchez-Pérez (Universidad de Murcia)
- Chelo Vargas-Sierra (Universidad de Alicante)
- Geoffrey Williams (Université de Bretagne-Sud)
- Richard Xiao (Lancaster University)
- Federico Zanettin (Università degli studi di Perugia)

Early bird registration
Speakers: 100?
Attendees: 50?
UA Students: 30?

Standard registration
Speakers: 150?
Attendees: 75?
UA Students: 30?

The fee includes:
- Attending all the sessions of the conference
- Certificate of presentation (for speakers)
- Certificate of attendance (for non-speakers)
- Conference documentation
- Proceedings of the conference (for speakers)
- Coffee break & lunch