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VIC191212 - Intercultural competencies for translators

WORKSHOP : Intercultural competencies for translators - do we have them?

Thursday 12 December 2019    4:30 pm - 8:30 pm  AEDT

The workshop will begin with an overview of Intercultural Competence theory, and what it means to interact with “the other”.

Bennett’s Developmental model of Intercultural sensitivity will be briefly discussed and one particular Competence classification will be focussed on (The International Profiler, produced by WorldWork). We will then move on to specific competencies for translators.

The Participants will take part in an experiential role-play which will highlight, amongst other things, the sociolinguistic competences required for recognising function and meaning in language; identifying the rules for interaction relating to a specific community, including non-verbal elements and producing a register appropriate to a given situation. At the end of the workshop participants will have a much clearer idea of where their own intercultural competence strengths lie.

PD Level - Intermediate  :  10 points  :  Logbook Section 1.4


David Katan is full professor of English and Translation at the University of Salento (Lecce).

His publications include Translating Cultures: An Introduction for Translators, Interpreters and Mediators (Routledge) soon to be published in its third edition; headword entries and chapters on culture, mediation and translation for the Routledge Encyclopedia (2008, 2018) the Routledge Companion to Translation Studies (2009), the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (2013); entries on “Intercultural Mediation” and “Status of the Translator” in the Benjamin’s Handbook of Translation Studies (2012, 2013), and the introductory chapter in the Routledge Encyclopedia on Culture and Translation (2018). A chapter on Tourism Translation is due for the Routledge Encyclopedia on Translation and Globalization in 2020.

He has been PhD examiner for Herriot Watt (UK),), Monash (Australia), Trieste and Forlì (Italy and for the University of South Africa, where he is currently also Research Fellow. He has given Keynote talks at international conferences at Universidad del Valle (Colombia), University of South Africa (Pretoria), University of South Australia (Adelaide) and Western Sydney.

He has been editor-in-chief of the International Journal Cultus, the Journal of Intercultural Mediation and Communication since its inception in 2008. He is also a Communication Skills trainer with a Master in Neurolinguistics Programming and is a certified “TIP-The International Profiler” Worldwork consultant 

Registration: $45 for AUSIT members, NZSTI members and ASLIA members : Non-members $100 : Student Members $25
12/12/2019 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
RMIT University 445 Swanston Street Building 80 Level 6 Theatre 5 MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
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