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Translation Day Seminar at UFS
2007-09-21

The Programme in Language Practice at the University of the Free State (UFS) cordially invites all stakeholders in language practice to a translation day seminar:

Subverting the west: Engaging language practice as African interpretation

Date: Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Venue: C.R. Swart Auditorium
Cost: R50

Apart from papers read by Prof. Jacobus Naudé (UFS), Dr Kobus Marais (UFS), Prof. Joan Conolly from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and Ms Lolie Makhubu (DUT), a full session will be devoted to a panel discussion involving the audience.

Against the background of the cabinet's proposal for language services for all government departments, the seminar day seeks to put up for discussion the African context in which language practice takes place. It will also be exploring an approach to translator education that is engaged in its African context by means of service learning.

The following four focus areas will receive attention:
- engaging translator education by means of a socio-constructivist approach;
- challenging the dominance of Western concepts in translator training and practice;
- exploring African indigenous oral knowledge as an interface for language practice;
- questioning code-switching in African interpreting settings.

Closing date for registrations is 1 October 2007.

For enquiries, registration forms, and programme details, contact Mr Kobus Marais on 051 401 2798.
 

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