More people than
ever are being trained as translators and interpreters. A growing part
of the labour market, however, is for people trained in "localization".
What should translator trainers make of this trend? What importance
should we attach to the new term?
The purpose of this
conference is to exchange ideas about the relations between translator
training and the localization industry. The conference is primarily
addressed to practising translator-trainers, although participation
is welcome from students, industry experts, linguists, educationalists,
translators, and interpreters.
The conference will
be based on email exchanges through the ITIT
list. The format is based on three previous ventures: the first
Translation Colloquium organized by Seán Golden in 1997, the symposium
in Translator and Interpreter Training organized by the Intercultural
Studies Group in 2000, and the symposium on Translator
Training and E-Learning organized by the Intercultural Studies Group
As a point of innovation,
the conference will conclude with a one-day face-to-face symposium in
Tarragona, Spain, on Technology and Translation, to be held on Saturday
People wishing to
participate are invited to go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/itit/
and sign on. Click here if you have
problems joining the group.
A number of position
papers have been sought from teachers and industry representatives who
have worked in various areas of localization and training. In most cases
these papers respond to a series of basic
questions about the relation between the localization industry and
Although the initial
documents for the symposium are in English, all languages may be used.
No official translations will be supplied, but participants are free
to translate for each other.
is organizing this
The symposium is
organized by the Intercultural Studies Group at the Universitat Rovira
i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.
much this will cost you
the time and retinae of the participants and organizers. There is no
subsidy for this activity, and no cost to participants.