International Conference on Translation and Cross-Cultural Communication
1-2 December 2011
First Call
The conference will address both translation/interpreting and cross-cultural communication studies in general and between English and Chinese in particular. The subject areas covered by the conference include:
  • Theories of translation/interpreting
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to translation/interpreting
  • Translation and interpreting: history and traditions in China and other countries
  • Translation and interpreting: role in the modernization of Chinese society
  • Translation and interpreting in the context of globalization
  • Linguistic analysis and translation
  • Technologies in translation/interpreting
  • Corpora in translation studies
  • Translationese and language development
  • Translation/interpreting for special purposes (e.g. science, engineering, technology, business, law, government and tourism)
  • Literary translation
  • Translator/interpreter training and pedagogies
  • Cross-cultural communication
 Selected papers from the conference will be peer reviewed and published in two book-length volumes – one in English and the other in Chinese.
Please submit a 200-300 word abstract in either English or Chinese to Dr Leong Ko at by 31 July 2011. Late submissions will also be considered. Abstracts should also include: Title of Paper, Family Name(s), First Name(s), Institutional Affiliation, Current Position, email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission.

Accommodation will be arranged at St Leo’s College on The University of Queensland campus at the economical rates of $65 for a standard room and $80 for a single room. The cost of accommodation includes all in-house meals. Please use the reservation form and contact St Leo's College directly. Extended stays can be arranged with the College.

Registration- Conference fee payment
The deadline for payment of registration and dinner is the 30th September 2011
Please note: Cancellations before 7 Nov 2011 will receive a refund of 50% of registration and dinner fees.  No refund available after this date.
Please click here to view the official conference brochure which outlines the conference proceedings in detail.
For further information please contact:
Dr Leong Ko at


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