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Call for Papers | Rio 2017 Symposium | AILA Research Network on Media Linguistics

Tuesday, 25 July, AILA 2017 World Congress, Rio de Janeiro

Translating the news

Multilingual practices in today’s glocalized new mediascape

At the AILA 2017 World Congress in Rio (, the panel of the AILA Research Network on Media Linguistics will focus on inter- and intralingual translation in today’s glocalized new mediascape. The panel starts from the observation that the shift from relatively controlled, paper-based news production to almost-instantaneous multimedia digital communication seems to coincide with a dramatic intensification of the multilingualism of the news from all over the world. In our panel, we invite empirical analyses based on data from current multilingual newsflows in order to draw inferences about how all sorts of news managers (from PR professionals and press officers to politicians and researchers) as well as newsmakers (from journalists and copy editors to bloggers and twitter pundits) mediate public discourse. In particular, we focus on key stakeholders who need to cope with cross-linguistic communication in their processes of news production. The symposium is designed to host 6–8 high-quality presentations of original research. Paper slots include 20+10 minutes of presentation and discussion respectively. Anonymized PDF Abstracts of 200–300 words (including references, if any) should be emailed to the symposium organizers (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo., Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.) by Friday, 17 February. The results of the peer review are communicated within one week after this deadline. Geert Jacobs & Daniel Perrin   BTW … Just as with the AILA 2014 World Congress in Brisbane, a pre-conference based on pecha­kucha presentations on Youtube offers researchers’ concise answers to the questions of how they conceptualize and investigate the phenomenon. Pechakucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ) is a succinct and fast-paced presentation format in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The pechakucha format was developed in 2003 by Tokyo-based architects Klein and Dytham. The objective of the pre-conference is to initiate a preliminary exploration of the panel theme, allowing for greater focus and enhanced synergy during and after the conference. It is open both to researchers who participate in the AILA World congress and to those who cannot make it to Rio. The new pechakucha series goes live in spring 2017. For the 2014 pechakucha series, on “Transwriting the news”, see