Cologne Conference on Specialised Translation

Dear colleague,

The Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication (Cologne University of Applied Sciences) will be hosting a conference on specialized translation in October this year. Below please find the conference announcement and the link to the conference website. Could we ask you to spread the news of our conference via your email mailing list? We would be very grateful to you for this support.

With our very best wishes for the New Year!

Best regards

Monika Krein-Kuehle, Ralph Krueger

Cologne Conference on Specialised Translation

(October 21 and 22, 2010, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
The growing relevance of specialised translation in the applied branches of translation studies, i.e. professional translation, translation quality assessment and translation teaching, has also brought about a more in-depth consideration of specialised translation in the theoretical/descriptive branches of the discipline. Though this has led to some new and valuable insights, specialised translation still remains a largely under-researched field. This two-day international conference focuses on new approaches to specialised translation covering, but not limited to, the following areas of interest:
- Theoretical and methodological approaches to specialised translation

- Contrastive and corpus-based studies related to specific aspects of specialised translation in the area of expert-to-expert communication from various domains (such as science and technology, medicine, law, economics, architecture, etc.)

- Linguistic aspects of specialised translation

- Extra-linguistic aspects of specialised translation

- Ideological aspects of specialised translation

- Didactics of specialised translation
Organising committee:
Prof. Monika Krein-Kühle, Ralph Krüger, MA, Prof. Ursula Wienen

(Cologne University of Applied Sciences)
Plenary speakers:

Prof. Myriam Salama-Carr (University of Salford)
Prof. Wolfgang Pöckl (University of Innsbruck)
Important dates:
March 15, 2010: Submission of abstracts (max. 500 words)

April 15, 2010: Notification of acceptance

October 21 and 22, 2010: Conference
Conference Languages: English, German, French and Spanish
Conference fees: 100 € (30 € for students)
All abstracts submitted will be peer-reviewed. Please submit your abstract (max. 500 words) to: Ralph Krüger ( by 15 March 2010.

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