International Scientific Conference ,,Meaning in Translation: Illusion of Precision,,

International Scientific Conference ,,Meaning in Translation: Illusion of Precision,,

 

 

Meaning in Translation: Illusion of Precision

Full Title:Meaning in Translation: Illusion of Precision
Location:Riga, Latvia
Start Date:12-Sep-2012 - 15-Sep-2012
Contact:Marina Platonova

The international scientific conference ‘Meaning in Translation: Illusion of Precision’ is organised by the Institute of Applied Linguistics of Riga Technical University. 

The themes invited for the conference include scientific and technical discourse, political discourse, theory and practice of translation, terminology, semantics and pragmatics. We invite theoretical and practical studies as well as relevant work-in-progress papers in one of the specified themes. 

We welcome participation from, researchers of different cultural and language backgrounds from various scientific disciplines. 

Confirmed Invited Speakers: 

Prof. M. Teresa Cabré Castellví (Pompeu Fabra University) 
Prof. Rita Temmerman (Erasmushogeschool Brussel) 
Prof. Gerhard Budin (University of Vienna) 
Prof. Reine Meylaerts (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) 
Prof. Andrejs Veisbergs (University of Latvia) 
Prof. Jānis Sīlis (Ventspils University College)

Hotels in Riga

The information about hotels in Riga is available here.

Programme and Book of Abstracts

An electronic version of the program will be e-mailed to registered participants by 15 August 2012. An e-book of abstracts will be uploaded to this site by 1 September 2012.  Hard copies of both the program and book of abstracts will be included in your conference pack.

Registration Fee

The registration fee covers all conference materials, refreshments, and access to internet facilities.



The early bird registration fee is 150 EUR (valid untill 30 July 2012). A discount fee of 100 EUR is offered to participants from Baltic States & Eastern Europe and countries with currency restrictions, as well as doctoral students.

The standard registration fee is 180 EUR (valid after 30 July 2012). A discount fee of 130 EUR is offered to participants from Baltic States & Eastern Europe and countries with currency restrictions, as well as doctoral students.

Registration Fee must be paid by bank transfer by 30 July 2012. Fees should be transferred to the account below with the reference “MTIP2012”. Fees can be paid in any major currency - EUR, USD, GBP etc. and of course Latvian Lats. Please instruct you bank to apply exchange rates as on the transfer date.

 

 

Details of Account

 

Beneficiary's titleRiga Technical University, Institute of Applied Linguistics 
Subject/DetailsMTIP2012 Conference Registration Fee
VAT reg. Nr.LV-90000068977

Address    

Riga, Kalku Str. 1, LV-1658

Bank name:VALSTS KASE
IBAN Account Nr.LV46TREL915101S000000

SWIFT Code   TREL LV 22

 

Tourism

Riga is the capital of Latvia. It is internationally recognized for its cultural events and offers a wide range of sighseeing opportunities. The headquarters of RTU are situated near Old Riga, the historical and geographical centre of Riga, which is located on the right bank of the Daugava River. Old Riga comprises a fairly small interior fortification system area (built during XIII-XVIII centuries), where unique middle-aged architectural monuments are concentrated.

 

 

More information about the city of Riga can be found here:

www.riga.lv

www.liveriga.com

 

 


Venue

The conference venue will be the Maritim Park Hotel Riga (1 Slokas Street, Riga). The venue offers all  necessary presentation facilities, including laptops and projectors, and internet access.

 

Call for Papers

 

Meaning in Translation: Illusion of Precision

 
Recent Call for Papers
Call Deadline: 15-June-2012
 

We invite proposals, in English, French or German, for papers that are related, but not limited, to the following themes: 

- Scientific and Technical Discourse 
- Political Discourse 
- Theory and Practice of Translation 
- Terminology 
- Text/Corpus Linguistics 
- Semantics and Pragmatics 

We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations with 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding title and references. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and replies will be sent by mid-June. 

Please submit abstracts by e-mail to marina.platonova@rtu.lv as an attachment (preferably in MSWord or pdf). In the subject field of the e-mail, enter ‘MTIP 2012 Abstract’. In the body of the e-mail, include the following information: 

1. Title of the paper 
2. Name(s) of presenter(s) 
3. Department and affiliation 
4. Position 
5. Email address 
6. Postal address and phone number 
7. Indicate the theme of the session the abstract is for 

Important Dates: 

Deadline for call for papers: 15 June 2012 
Notice of acceptance: by end of June 2012 
Early bird registration: by 30 July 2012 

Publication: 

All presented papers will be considered for the Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference ‘Meaning in Translation: Illusion of Precision’. 

Contact: 

Marina Platonova 
Dr.philol., MSocSc, associate professor 
Institute of Applied Linguistics 
Riga Technical University 
Mezha Str. 1/1 - 409 
LV-1048 
Riga, Latvia 
Tel.: +37167089501
Fax: +37167089539

 

Invited Speakers

Confirmed Invited Speakers: 

Prof. M. Teresa Cabré Castellví (Pompeu Fabra University) 

Prof. Rita Temmerman (Erasmushogeschool Brussel) 

Prof. Gerhard Budin (University of Vienna) 

Prof. Reine Meylaerts (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) 

Prof. Jose Lambert (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Prof. Andrejs Veisbergs (University of Latvia) 

Prof. Jānis Sīlis (Ventspils University College) 

Conference Programme

Please download the MTIP 2012 Conference Programme.

The final version of the programme for the MTIP 2012 conference in Riga will be available by the end of August. The MTIP 2012 participants should continue to consult this website for updates to the Programme, and for practical details concerning registration, accommodation, travel and other issues.

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