In this presentation, the speaker will draw on concepts in agency theory to understand better the factors that influence the ways in which translation services are procured and provided, and address the impact of extant and emergent developments specific to the translation industry.
Bible and Liturgical Domains of Translation Studies: The Ukrainian Perspective
Table Magic: On Translating Yam Gong’s Poetry
The Imaginary Invalid. Interpreters in Times of English as a Lingua Franca
In this presentation, the speaker will explore the nature of ELF and the potential pitfalls it harbours for interpreters. She will present insights from research looking into ELF in relation to interpreting and translation (ITELF) and discuss preliminary results from the CLINT (Cognitive Load in Interpreting and Translation) project that uses multiple methods to answer questions relating to whether or not ELF input actually impacts interpreters' processing and performance.
Machine Translation in Language Teaching (MTILT)
Language, Knowledge, Experience – Studying Translation Positively
Evaluating the Quality of Easy and Plain German from an Addressee-oriented Perspective
In the countries that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability (UN CRPD), access to information for people with disabilities has become an important issue. Depending on the different countries, Easy or Plain Language is the means of choice to improve the readability and comprehensibility of texts. The speaker will talk about her study on how the processing effort and textual quality of the language varieties vary with target groups’ demands.
Translating Refugees: Conducting Empirical Research on the Intersection of Language and Social Justice
COVID-19 and Metaphor: A Bilingual Study of Pandemic Metaphor in Hong Kong Public Discourse
A Sino-Tibetan-Western Interfaith Dialogue at Mount Gongga 貢嘎山 in Western Sichuan in the Summer of 1945
Dr Yunfei Bai reconstructs a series of interreligious conversations that took place in 1945 at Mount Gongga between two Western journalists, George Henry Johnston (1912–1970) and James Cobb Burke (1915–1964), and various members of the Sino-Tibetan Buddhist community based at Mount Gongga. This encounter during the republican period may serve as a historical precedent for rethinking the protracted contacts between Tibetan Buddhism and other epistemological traditions in the present day.