24-25 September 2015

The First International TransLingua Conference

organized by the Institute of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics 
and the Department of English of Kazimierz Wielki University
Bydgoszcz, Poland

In the age of globalization and growing cultural homogenization, in the age of migration and increasing intercultural dependencies, in the world deeply divided as a result of cultural differences and in the context of the ongoing efforts to preserve regional and national traditions and identities, the issues of language and translation are absolutely vital. At the heart of these complex, intercultural interactions are various types of agents, intermediaries and mediators, including translators and interpreters, persons responsible for the promotion of culture, as well as scholars preoccupied with the study of language, researchers exploring the role of translation and academics investigating intercultural communication. The aim of this conference is thus to bring together representatives of various academic disciplines and diverse fields of expertise to investigate the following areas which will be organized around the following thematic panels:

▪ Cognitive linguistics from a cross-cultural perspective

▪ Ethnolinguistics, Cognitive sociolinguistics
▪ Metaphor and metonymy, especially in the local/global context
▪ English as a lingua franca for Europe

▪ English as a global language

▪ Language and translation in the context of globalization
▪ Language, translation and the phenomenon of glocalization
▪ Language, translation, migration, emigration and diasporas
▪ Language, translation in the context of travel and tourism
▪ Translation and interpreting for migrant communities
▪ The practice of community interpreting internationally

▪ Regional and national heritage from a linguistic angle
▪ Local and regional identities from a linguistic viewpoint
▪ Local dialects, urban and rural dialects, world’s Englishes

▪ Creating the image of culture abroad through language and translation
▪ Literary translation as a way of promoting national culture abroad
▪ English-Polish and Polish-English literary translation
▪ The history of translation and interpreting in Poland

▪ The translation of children's and young adults' literature

▪ Language, translation and technology
▪ Working with CAT tools and MT
▪ Website localization, game and software localization
▪ Crowdsourcing and translation, amateur translation

Papers will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation followed by 10 minutes for discussion. The proposals including the following information: name of author, affiliation, email address, a 300-word abstract, a brief bionote (up to 100 words) should be submitted to the email address translingua2015@gmail.com by 30 April 2015. 

For formal reasons, there is no conference fee as such. However, the participants are required to cover the cost of meals, coffee-breaks and post-conference publication (with an international publisher) which is €100 (400 PLN for Polish residents) and should be transferred to the following bank account with a note TRANSLINGUA CONFERENCE, the name and surname of the participant as well as the  name and address of the institution to which the invoice should be made out:

Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego
(address: ul. Chodkiewicza 30, 
85-064 Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Bank Zachodni WBK SA 
92 1500 1360 1213 6001 8602 0000 
IBAN: PL92150013601213600186020000

Please ensure that any bank transfer commisions are covered by your account and not deducted from the amount transferred.

The official language of the First International TransLingua Conference is English.

We are pleased to inform you that the First International TransLingua Conference is co-financed from the budget of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship.