[lg policy] call: Translation Policy, Issues in Strategic Management

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 25 13:26:26 UTC 2011

Translation Policy, Issues in Strategic Management

Date: 12-Mar-2012 - 13-Mar-2012
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact Person: Bryan Jim
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2011

Meeting Description:

Translation Policy, Issues in the Strategic Management of Language Policy

Governments, intergovernmental organizations, institutions in the
public and private sectors, and businesses operate increasingly in
multilingual environments. These may be international, domestic,
regional or local in scope. The need for the strategic management of
comprehensive translation policies has emerged at the beginning of the
21st century as an imperative which can no longer be ignored as
organizations devise and implement translation policies which are
designed to meet the future needs of a wide variety of stakeholders.
Those who are seen as trend-setters in this context have formulated
strategies which communicate new directions through the statement of
goals and objectives, policies and procedures, programs and plans all
of which are designed to encourage adherence to the beliefs and values
which support the very existence of translation policies within the
framework of larger language policies.

This colloquium strives to provide a contextual background against
which the translation policies of the 21st century will emerge no
matter what the organizational situation. Reflections on issues, case
analyses and theoretical approaches to these types of strategic
planning are needed in order for government officials, civil society
activists, business people and concerned citizens to engage in a
positive manner in policy changes which are responsive to societal
needs in the broadest sense of the term.

The colloquium will be held in both Paris at ISIT and in Montreal at
McGill University in order to allow professionals, practitioners and
researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to participate in a
productive international debate.

Call for Papers:

Papers should focus on a select number of questions including
preventive or reactive aspects of policy formulation, interventionist
approaches designed to foster predictable changes in translation
policy and language use, as well as proactive strategies in contexts
of uncertainty.

Papers may be presented in English or French.


Authors are invited to submit a one page abstract for a 30 minute
presentation including 10 minutes of discussion. Abstracts should be
anonymous and should be sent as attachments in PDF format to: Mr.
Bryan Jim (email: bryan.jimmcgill.ca - Fax: 514.398.1769). In a
separate document include the following information: author(s)
name(s), biographical sketch (es) (200 words), affiliation(s), and
title of the paper. Please indicate whether the proposal is for the
Paris or Montreal segment of the colloquium.

Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee.

Important Dates:

October 15, 2011: Deadline for submitting proposals
November 30, 2011: Notification of acceptance

Scientific Committee:

James Archibald, Directeur, Department of Translation and Written
Communication, McGill
Catherine Leclerc, Professor, Department of French Language and
Literature, McGill
Nathalie Gormezano, Directrice des Études et de la Recherche, ISIT
Jean René Ladmiral, Directeur du CRATIL - Centre de Recherche
Appliquée sur la Traduction, l'Interprétation et le Langage
Sandrine Peraldi, Responsable des projets de Recherche Appliquée, ISIT


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