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International translation scholars visit Aston University

4 March 2002

International translation scholars visit Aston University

TWO of the world's leading scholars in the field of Translation Studies visited Aston University between 20th February and 3rd March. They were lecturing in the School of Languages & European Studies thanks to a grant from the HEFCE Research Development: Academic Visitors Scheme.

Professor Daniel Gile (Universit� Lumi�re, Lyon) and Professor Gideon Toury (Tel Aviv University) gave two guest lectures about translation research and current debates within the discipline.

Dr Christina Schaeffner, Co-ordinator of the Institute for the Study of Language & Society (ISLS) commented: "The visits by these distinguished scholars have enhanced the School's research and teaching in Translation Theory and Practice. The School will also receive Prof Andrew Chesterman (Helsinki University) in April 2002 and Prof Mary Snell-Hornby (Vienna University) in June 2002."

Aston's Translation Studies programme is recognised as one of the leading centres for the subject in the UK. It is part of Aston's School of Languages & European Studies, which was recently awarded a grade 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

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Notes to editors:

Prof Gideon Toury is one of the world's most prominent scholars in translation studies and is currently Vice President of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST). He has published extensively and also co-edits Target: An International Journal of Translation Studies with Jos� Lambert. Prof Toury founded this journal, which is widely considered to be the world's most important journal in translation studies.

Prof Daniel Gile from Universit� Lumi�re, Lyon is a translation studies scholar and also an active conference interpreter (among others, he has interpreted for heads of state at the highest levels). He has published widely and together with Dr Christina Schaeffner from Aston University edits the EST newsletter.

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