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Culture in/and Multimedia Localisation: Measurable quantity or smoke and mirrors?

A one-day workshop for researchers, language industry professionals and students organised by the “Modèles et discours” research group of the EA4182-TIL research centre, in collaboration with the Multimedia Translation (T2M) and Intercultural Management (ICM) MA programs.

Date: Friday, 23 November 2018

Organisers: Will Noonan, Alex Frame, Laurent Gautier, Isabel Rivas (UBFC) Aurélie Perrin (videogame translator, Oreli Translation)

Languages: English is the primary language for presentations and for the planned follow-up publication. Proposals in French will also be considered.

Please send proposals of up to 500 words plus references, accompanied by a short bionote, to

Deadline for proposals: Friday, 1 June 2018.

Background: Despite, or perhaps because of, growing scholarly and professional interest in the field, multimedia localisation remains an awkward subject to conceptualise, teach, and explain to potential clients. One factor here is the lack of a sufficiently robust practical definition: if “[l]ocalization involves taking a product and making it linguistically and culturally appropriate to the target locale (country/region and language) where it will be used and sold” (LISA 2003), both the diversity of products and the varied technical, linguistic and cultural skills required to adapt them for different markets and submarkets make it difficult to determine where the process begins and ends. Part of the problem lies in the evolution of interactive digital products since the field first came to be recognised: from software interfaces through web-based content to mobile and tablet apps, and from text-based to multimedia, VR, AR and IoT products, capable ... ]]> 3rd Pronunciation Symposium

The University of Wollongong is hosting the 3rd Pronunciation Symposium on 25 November, 2018. This one day symposium is for language teachers, language teacher educators, postgraduate students, program administrators, and researchers interested in pronunciation teaching, learning, and research.

The aim of the symposium is to showcase empirical research as well as to present practical and cutting-edge classroom-based sessions relevant to practitioners in various teaching contexts (e.g., ELICOS, TAFE, public/mainstream schooling, and volunteer teaching programs). The symposium features oral presentations, poster presentations, a phonics workshop, a roundtable discussion, teaching tips, and the ALAA opening plenary, featuring Dr William Acton, a world renowned expert in the field of pronunciation teaching.