Integrating Multimodality in the Study of Dialogue Interpreting (UK)

Integrating Multimodality in the study of Dialogue Interpreting
31 August 2015 – 1 September 2015

The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) in the School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey, with the support of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Surrey, will host a two-day workshop on multimodality in dialogue interpreting.

This two-day international workshop represents a very timely first step towards the advancement of multimodal approaches to the study of Dialogue Interpreting (DI). Current research on DI, which is a key practice in the present era of globalization, migration and mobility, has not fully accounted for the variety of integrated resources participants employ to co-construct meaning (verbal and embodied). The workshop therefore aims to address the urgent need to develop novel, rigorous and holistic research methods to investigate the interplay between multiple levels of interaction in DI, which is further strengthened by the emergence of new modes of interpreting, such as video-mediated interpreting. To this end, scholars from various fields of study (interpreting, multimodality, communication, sociology, theatre, ICTs, etc.) are invited to contribute to the process of consolidating this new area of enquiry.

Cecilia Wadensjö, Stockholm University, Sweden
Lorenza Mondada, University of Basel, Switzerland
Christian Licoppe, Telecom ParisTech, France
Claudia Angelelli, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Franz Pöchhacker, University of Vienna, Austria
Jemina Napier, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Sergio Pasquandrea, University of Perugia, Italy
Claudio Bendazzoli, University of Turin, Italy

Proposals are invited on topics relating to the following thematic strands:
1. Multimodal accounts of DI research: input from other disciplines, emerging issues, challenges and opportunities
2. Bridging the gap between sign and spoken language interpreting through multimodality
3.  Multimodality and technology-supported DI

This call is directed to academics at all career stages who wish to bring fresh perspectives to the discussion and to engage with established scholars across various research fields relevant to the main workshop topic. The conference will provide opportunities for intellectually stimulating knowledge exchange and new collaborations across disciplines.

18th May 2015 – Deadline for abstract submission
31st May 2015 – Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts
1st June 2015 – Registration opens
21st June 2015 – Deadline for presenters to register
16th August 2015 – Closing date for registration
Submit abstract:

Elena Davitti and Sabine Braun, Centre for Translation Studies, School of English and Languages, University of Surrey

For further queries, please contact Elena Davitti.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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