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CIUTI-Forum 2013

Facing the World’s New Challenges. The Role of T & I in Providing Integrated Efficient and Sustainable Solutions

Martin Forstner, Nikolai K. Garbovskiy and Hannelore Lee-Jahnke

The proceedings of the CIUTI FORUM 2013 outline in five chapters the different perspectives of sustainable language policies, role of translators and interpreters and the challenges they face on the globalized market. Such as new global partnerships between Universities and Organizations and transcultural negociations with a special case study of US-Latinos.
A special section of this book is dedicated to training and research issues, which have to handle the difficult task of preparing students for the globalized and changing market on the one hand, and showing research directions permitting new approaches to highly sustainable training methods and curriculum development. On the other hand, the delicate question is raised whether multilingualism in language training is a drawback for translation didacts.
This book contains contributions in English, French and German.
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Türkiye: A Connection Hub between different Cultures and Languages: Ayfer Altay

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This article will develop 3 distinctive issues:

1)How Türkiye is a connection hub between different cultures and languages

2)How this influences the translator training in Türkiye

3)How this influences specifically the training methods and strategies employed at Hacettepe University

Türkiye lies at a strategic “crossroads” where two continents, Europe and Asia meet, and also where cultures and civilizations come together. This unique position gives her European, Balkan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Caucasian and Asian identities all at the same time. Türkiye is the only country which is a member of NATO, the OECD, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, the Economic Co-operation Organisation and the Black Sea Economic Co-operation all at the same time. It is also an associate member of the European Union and the Western European Union. In the post-Cold War period, Türkiye found herself at the centre of a large landscape, Eurasia, stretching from Europe to Central Asia. This area is destined to gain increasing geopolitical significance in the new millennium.

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