ATSA 2020 in Ghana call for papers

by Kristina Riedel | Aug 06, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

“COMMUNITY TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING IN AFRICAN CONTEXT”

SECOND BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA

6-7 JUNE 2020, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, LEGON, ACCRA, GHANA

Community translation and interpreting have been a field of interest in translation studies for quite a while now. In the process, it has amassed a significant body of literature and a research agenda.

The organizers of the second biennial conference of the Association of Translation Studies in Africa would like to put community translation/interpreting on the agenda of translation studies scholars working in the African context. There is a strong suspicion that community translation in Europe, for instance, does not mean the same as in Africa. There are also indications that non-professional translation/interpreting and community interpreting in Africa could be quite closely related. Debates on community translation/interpreting also raises issues of education and training. The organizers thus call for papers that engage with issues regarding community translation/interpreting in the African context. Relevant topics may include the following, but are not limited to these:

  • What does community translation/interpreting entail in Africa?
  • What would be key differences between community translation/interpreting practices in Africa and in other contexts?
  • What is the role of intersemiotic translation in community translation/interpreting in Africa?
  • How does the development status of African countries influence community translation/ interpreting?
  • How does the language landscape in Africa influence community translation/interpreting?
  • What is the relationship between community translation/interpreting and non-professional translation/interpreting in Africa?
  • What are the implications of the debate on community translation/interpreting for translator/ interpreter training and education in Africa?

The organizers are awaiting abstracts for this conference. Papers could be conceptual, empirical or a blend of the two.

Submission Process

Abstract of roughly 300 words can be sent to the Prof Robert Yennah of the Scientific Committee of ATSA 2020 at atsagh@yahoo.com Abstracts should include complete information of the author(s), contact details, institution and key words.

The following time line applies:

  • 15 August 2019: Submissions for abstracts opens.
  • 1 November 2019: Submissions closes and review process starts
  • 1 December 2019: Participants are notified about the outcome of the review process.
  • 1 January 2020: Early-bird registration for conference opens
  • 1 April 2020: Early-bird registration for conference closes
  • 1 May 2020: Registration for conference closes
  • 6-7 June 2020: Second ATSA Conference

FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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