[CFP] Pragmatics of Translation

In 2021 the 13th meeting of the international Symposium on (Im)Politeness and the 7th meeting of the biannual iMean  (interaction and meaning)  conference will be merged for a meeting on the “pragmatics of translation” on 24-26 June, 2021. We hope that you will hold the dates and be able to join us.

We will invite papers on translation outcomes and processes which highlight a pragmatic angle of understanding the transfer of language phenomena across cultures and intra-culturally. We approach translation from a broad perspective, including written textual translation from source to target language as well as other modalities such as signing, simultaneous translation or audiovisual translation by professional and lay people. We also include topics such as explaining meaning to each other or translating sensual experience into language.

We hope that many people will address both (im)politeness/delicacy as well as translation issues within an interactional/pragmatics frame. However, in the tradition of both the symposium of politeness and i-mean, we also welcome papers on (im)politeness and interactional meaning more generally (space provided).

Please consult this website for information on important dates and details on the Call for Papers.

The submission of abstracts will be handled via the conftool software: https://www.conftool.com/sympol-imean21 

For important dates, see here.

In order to submit, you need to register as a user for the conference in conftool first. Afterwards you can choose to submit among the following options.

 

Regular papers (20 + 10 min)

Submission window: 1 May 2020 to 1 October 2020

A paper abstract should be max. 300 words. References can be added separately.

 

Posters

Submission window: 1 May 2020 to 1 October 2020

A poster abstract should be max. 300 words. References can be added separately. There will be a dedicated session during which papers can be presented and discussed with the delegates.

 

Panels (90 min. or 180 min, i.e. one or two sessions, max. 6 contributions)

Submission window: 1 May 2020 to 15 June 2020

A panel abstract should be max. 300 words and explain the thematic connection of the papers. References can be added separately. Contributors to a panel should be contacted ahead of time. A maximum of 6 presentations (including a potential introduction and discussion) can be considered.

 

Panel papers (20 + 10 min)

Submission window: 1 July 2020 to 1 October 2020

A paper abstract for a panel should be max. 300 words. When submitting, please choose the panel to which your paper belongs. You can only submit to a panel if you have been in touch with the panel chair convenor ahead of time and if the panel has been accepted. This is why the submission of panel papers should take place after 1 July.

 

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