Call for papers: ATSA Conference 2020

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 ACCRA, LEGON, 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 (Delgado; Kuto). 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.

The following time line applies:
 15 July 2019: Submissions for abstracts opens.
 30 September 2019: Submissions closes and review process starts
 1 October 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

One thought on “Call for papers: ATSA Conference 2020

  1. I am a member of ATSA,I miscalculate the deadline for submission abstract for forthcoming conference in Ghana due to some challenges I am facing.please, can my abstract be considered before the week run out? Thanks.
    -Aliy Abdulwahid Adebisi.

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