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Symposium Chair Louis Meerts

03.02.2014

Prof. Dr. Flora Carrijn, Academic Director, and Prof. Dr. Frieda Steurs, Campus Dean, have the pleasure to invite you to the first in a series of lectures and workshops organized by the renewed Chair Louis Meerts.

The Chair's aim is to promote research and education in specialised communication (language and text studies).

Tuesday, the 18th of February

Translation and Technology: Challenges in a multilingual society

Symposium Chair Louis Meerts on Specialised Communication


13:30    Welcome     
14:00 – 14:45    Machine Translation and Minority Language Communities: Compatible or in Conflict?  (Lynne Bowker, University of Ottawa)    
14:45 – 15:30    The TermWise Project: Leveraging Big Data for Terminological Support in Legal Translation  (Kris Heylen, KU Leuven)    
15:30 – 16:00    Coffee Break     
16:00 – 16:45    Translator Training and Machine Translation: Moving towards a new Paradigm  (Daniel Toudic, University of Rennes 2)    
16:45 – 17:30    Translation and Interpreting for Democracy  (Maurizio Viezzi, University of Trieste, European Language Council)    
 
The main language of the Symposium is English.


Participation is free, but we kindly ask you to register before the 18th of February through the online registration form.
 


Public Debate: Minority Languages in Canada and Belgium

19:00    Welcome     
19:30 – 20:00    Minority languages in Canada (Lynne Bowker (University of Ottawa)     
20:00 – 21:30    The Canadian situation will be used as a starting point. Afterwards, the similarities and differences with the Belgian context will be discussed.

Participants: Philippe van Parijs (UCL) and Peter De Roover (Doorbraak)
Chair: Luc van Doorslaer (KU Leuven)

The main language of the debate is Dutch. Interpretation in English is provided to non-Dutch speaking participants.    

21:30 – 23:00    Drinks    

Participation is free, but we kindly ask you to register before the 18th of February through the online registration form.


Venue: University of Leuven – Faculty of Arts, Antwerp Campus, Sint-Andriesstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp

Contact address: CSCsymposium@kuleuven.be

  
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