Multilingual paradise and how to get there Event as iCalendar

(School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics)

04 April 2017


Venue: Pat Hanan Room, CLL Building (207-501)

Professor Anthony Pym, University of Melbourne

Our historical challenge is to build a multilingual polis that is inclusive in the sense that all members feel they are co-authors of the laws (Habermas). This requires far more than language maintenance, and more than language as information: it concerns how people feel when they choose to speak one language or another. Studies of mediation choices (when people choose between translation and its alternatives) tell us how people solve these problems every day, as performative language policy.

Anthony Pym is Distinguished Professor of Translation and Intercultural Studies at Rovira i Virgili University in Spain, Professor Extraordinary at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and currently teaches in the Master of Translation at the University of Melbourne. Born in Australia, he completed his PhD in Sociology in Paris. He was President of the European Society for Translation Studies from 2010 to 2016. His recent publications include the second edition of Exploring Translation Theories (2014) and Translation Solutions for Many Languages (2016).

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