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John Peterson jpeterso at UNI-OSNABRUECK.DE
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Betreff: Request for Notice Posting on VYAKARAN: 2nd HCLS Conference -
"Translation, Language Contact, & Multilingual Communication", Hong Kong,
August 2008
Von:     "Joey Wong" <joeywong at cityu.edu.hk>
Datum:   Di, 5.02.2008, 08:58
         john.peterson at uni-osnabrueck.de
Cc:      "ruqaiya hasan" <Ruqaiya.Hasan at ling.mq.edu.au>


2nd HCLS Conference

Translation, Language Contact, and Multilingual Communication

The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies
(HCLS) invites you to participate in an International Conference on

��Translation, Language Contact, and Multilingual Communication��

11 �V 12 August 2008: Pre-Conference Institute

13 �V 15 August 2008: Conference

City University of Hong Kong (CityU)


Plenary Speakers:

Christian Matthiessen (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)

Adriana Pagano (University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Erich Steiner (University of Saarland, Saarbrucken, Germany)

Elke Teich (Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)

Chunshen Zhu (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

The objective of the conference is to explore (the modelling of)
translation, relate it to other forms of communications in contexts of
multilinguality, and suggest ways in which translation as process and as
product may contribute to language contact. Among relevant questions
arising out of this theme are: What are the specific characteristics of
translation, as opposed to other forms of text production? And hence, what
are possible specific properties of translations as texts? Furthermore,
what is the relationship of translation to other multilingual situations
of communication? Also, and importantly, are there interesting senses in
which we would want to speak of inter-semiotic translations, involving
different modalities (music, visual, etc.?). And in what senses, and on
which levels, is translation a context and a vehicle of language contact
and language change? These questions are meant to illustrate some avenues
of thought to be explored in the conference, but many others will no doubt
be raised by contributors and participants.

The field is thus excitingly open to, and in need of, interpretation. We
invite you to participate in this venture by presenting your thoughts on
any aspect relevant to the topic of our conference. Please send abstracts
for papers (35 minutes + 5 minutes discussion), approximately 400 words,
in MS Word format to HCLS at cityu.edu.hk no later than 31 March 2008. Please
show your name, designation, institution and country of residence on a
separate page.

Information about a Pre-Conference Institute to be held 11 and 12 August
will become available at
http://www.hallidaycentre.cityu.edu.hk/HCLS-C2-2008 as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and hope you will be able to
participate in this conference at CityU in August 2008.

Yours sincerely,


Jonathan J. Webster, City University of Hong Kong, Director, HCLS

Erich Steiner, University of Saarland, Germany, Guest Convenor

Ruqaiya Hasan, Macquarie University, Australia, Programme Director, HCLS


John Peterson
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