Talk: The professionalisation of translator training

Talk: The professionalisation of translator training

In conjunction with the Erasmus Staff Mobility Programme, we are pleased to announce a talk and a workshop by Professor Silvia Irimiea, University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
 
Talk: The professionalisation of translator training 
 
Wednesday 25th April  10.00-11.00. ERB006
 
The presentation seeks to argue in favour of a permanent adjustment of translation training and its evolving pedagogy to the rapid development of societal needs and digital reform. Based on EU policies and institutional efforts to supply highly qualified professionals, the presentation also underscores the need for a more pronounced professionalisation of translator training. Following a brief survey of present translator training methods and research concerns, it finally suggests some ways of overcoming the teaching challenges that grow from the need to professionalise translator training.
 
 
 
 
Workshop: Ideological differences and linguistic variation
Thursday 26th April 10.00-11.30.  C1079
 
The purpose of the workshop is to highlight the way in which language/discourse variation reflects political aspects and ideological differences. Proceeding from the analysis of the language used in newspapers (Fowler, 1979; Treno, 1979), the paper examines the relationship between ideology as a reflection of political stances and the skillful use of language functions within the more sensitive context of political media discourse. Against this background the session looks back at earlier views which addressed the relationship and at 21st century perspectives proposed by discourse analysts (Money and Evans, 2015, Simpson and Mayr, 2010; Jacobs and Van Hout, 2016), and by critical discourse analysis and the systemic functional linguistics traditions (Fairclough, 1997, 2004; Fairclough, N., Jessop, R., and Sayer, A., 2002). 
 
 
 
Silvia Blanca Irimiea is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Modern Languages at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, where she teaches professional communication, discourse, translation studies and political institutions. She holds a PhD in applied linguistics and has a position of Director of the Centre for Tourism Training of the same university. She has carried out research and published widely in the areas she has been teaching (Rethinking Applied Linguistics. From Applied Linguistics to Applied Discourse Studies, 2017; On Writing, 2016; The Translation of Literary, Non-literary and Religious Texts, 2013; Text Linguistics, 2008; A Guidebook to Professional Writing, 2006).