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Translation Studies and Translation Practice: Proceedings of the 2nd International TRANSLATA Conference, 2014

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Edited By Lew N. Zybatow, Andy Stauder and Michael Ustaszewski

TRANSLATA II was the second in a series of triennial conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies, held at the University of Innsbruck. The series is conceptualized as a forum for Translation Studies research. The contributions to this volume focus on humo(u)r translation, legal translation, and human-machine interaction in translation. The contributors also regard computer-aided translation, specialised translation, terminology as well as audiovisual translation and professional aspects in translation and interpreting.

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Opening and Welcome Address (Lew Zybatow)

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Prof. Lew Zybatow

Opening and Welcome Address

Distinguished Chancellor, dear TRANSLATA participants, dear colleagues, dear friends!

Welcome to Translata No. 2! I am overjoyed to have you all here three years after Translata I, and I am really happy that the Translata-Call has once again received such a tremendous, overwhelmimg response! I see familiar faces, and to almost 40% of the audience I can say – hello again! And I am more than happy about such an identification with the Translata conferences.

And I say to the newcomers: Welcome to the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, to the banks of the of the River Inn and to the Tyrolean Alps.

There are about 200 participants – this time coming (more than the last time!) from 44 countries from all continents, from all parts of the globe, who have responded to the call for papers for Translata II with a big variety of topics and presentations for which we have 16 sessions, 3 workshops and 4 plenary talks, so that we have highly interesting days in store for us.

If I start shouting out the country names of our participants: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, etc. – it sounds like the marching nations in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games! But after this opening we’re not going to fight in a sporting competition with each other, but to exchange ideas, discuss problems and find solutions, struggle for the scientific truth...

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