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Second Call for Papers

The Second International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong, 31 May-2 June 2012

 

The Second International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture (LTC) invites

theoretical studies, application cases, and work-in-progress papers in legal translation,

court interpreting and legal culture. It welcomes participation of academics and

researchers of different cultural and language backgrounds from different disciplines

and across jurisdictions. The themes include, but are not limited to:

1. Court interpreting and multimodality

2. Cultural approach to legal translation/court interpreting

3. Ethics of legal translators and court interpreters

4. Fundamentals in legal translation/court interpreting

5. Language rights and legal translation/court interpreting

6. Legal bilingualisation/multilingualisation

7. Legal cultures

8. Legal discourse and legal translation/court interpreting

9. Legal translation and semiotics

10. Training and testing of translators and interpreters in legal settings

This conference is an activity of the World Cities World Class (WC2)

Universities Network.

Conference Chairs

Prof. Winnie CHENG (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)

Prof. CHU Chi-yu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)

Co-organisers

Research Centre for Professional Communication in English, Department of English,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Centre for Translation Studies, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Sponsor

Faculty of Humanities, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Co-sponsors

School of Arts, City University London, UK

School of Foreign Languages, China University of Political Science and Law, China

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Important Dates

Abstract submission: 31 Dec 2011

Notification of acceptance: 13 Jan 2012

Registration: By 1 March 2012 (Early bird)

Keynote speakers

Prof. Susan SARCEVIC, University of Rijeka, Crotia

Dr. King Kui SIN, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Joseph-G TURI, International Academy of Linguistic Law, Canada

Invited speakers

Dr. CHENG Le, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Mr. Richard DELANEY, City University London, UK

Prof. DU Jinbang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

Prof. Chris HUTTON, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Ester LEUNG, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Dr. LI Kexing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Prof. Li LI, China University of Political Science and Law, China

Prof. LIU Weiming, Northwest University of Politics and Law, China

Dr. QU Wensheng, East China University of Political Science and Law, China

Prof. Lijin SHA, China University of Political Science and Law, China

Prof. SONG Lei, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, China

Dr. Catherine WAY, University of Granada, Spain

Dr. Suqing YU, East China University of Political Science and Law, China

Dr. Xinhong ZHANG, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

Abstract Submission

All individual presentations will be 30 minutes in length, including 10 minutes’ Q&A.

Your abstract (in MS Word Version) should be a maximum of 250 words (excluding

references). Please include in your abstract: (1) the title of your paper, (2) theme area

(state one of the above areas), (3) your name and academic title, (4) your affiliation,

and (5) your e-mail address and mailing address.

Each participant can submit only one abstract as the lead author and one abstract as a

co-author. Lead authors must register by 30 April 2012 in order for the paper to be

included in the conference programme.

Please send submissions to: egitc2nd@polyu.edu.hk

Registration

Early Bird (by 1 March 2011)

Amount

(HK$)

Regular 1,000

Student 600

Late registration (from 2 March 2012)

Regular 1,200

Student 720

Conference Website

http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/events/2ndLTC

Enquiries

egitc2nd@polyu.edu.hk

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