This is an authoritative collection of texts on language rights principles and practices as these have evolved over the past century, and their anchoring in international and national legislation. It is multidisciplinary, drawing on language policy, political theory, education, law, philosophy, anthropology, economics, minority studies, deaf studies, and indigenous cosmologies. The editors have written a general introduction, and introductions to each thematic volume. There are 95 key texts, case studies of language rights in many countries, written by scholars from all continents. The selection consists mainly of texts published earlier, some with updates, and a few specially commissioned chapters.
The Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission organises every year the #TranslatingEurope Forum to gather translation stakeholders, discuss topics of common interest and stimulate cooperation.
You can now register to the 2016 Forum, which will focus on translation tools and technologies. We will approach the theme from different perspectives, from the role of public institutions to the viewpoint of end-users (translators) to the implications for translators' training and research in the field.
Registration will close on 30 September. The preliminary programme is online on the #TranslatingEurope Forum website.
International Translation Day is the annual event for the translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and network, debate significant issues and developments within the sector, and to discuss challenges and celebrate success.
This year’s vibrant day-long programme includes seminars on women writers in translation, multilingualism, the state of translation in higher education, alternative routes to publication and translating for the stage. Plus a detailed look at the entire chain from author to reader: what works and what doesn’t when it comes to publishing translated literature?
Tickets are now available to buy here with the British Library. Last year tickets sold out quickly so don’t miss out!