Thrilled to get this email in my inbox, I had to pass along the preliminary details for Bible Translation Conference 2013. I had such a great time at Bible Translation Conference 2011 last year and offered some reflections afterward. I would strongly encourage you to attend.
I am pleased to give you this information about the upcoming biennial Bible Translation Conference. You may have already gotten this information from another source, but I don’t want anyone to miss out on this tremendous opportunity. In particular, please note the abstract deadline.
We are excited about the ways this conference has been used over the years to encourage the Bible translation community. At our last conference in 2011, more than 320 Bible translators, linguists, literacy specialists, anthropologists, sign language and orality specialists, consultants, and other professionals attended. They came from over 71 service fields, 41 countries, and 55 Bible translation organizations and training institutions. The next conference will continue the trend!
DATE AND LOCATION:
The upcoming Bible Translation Conference will be October 11-15, 2013, in Dallas, Texas, at the International Linguistics Center. It is co-sponsored by SIL International and the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics.
The theme for this year’s conference is
PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN BIBLE TRANSLATION
We will be accepting abstracts for papers on the following sub-themes:
a. Workforce and Training (including project management, cluster projects and other models, developing independent thinking and critical analysis skills, training paradigms, developing consultants, etc.)
b. Bible Translation Theory and Practice (including textual and exegetical issues, factors of genre, key terms, extended metaphors, drafting approaches, etc.)
c. Print and Non-Print Media (including storying, arts and performance, signed languages, scripts, study notes, multi-media, internet and new media, etc.)
d. Engagement and Impact (including host community participation, scripture engagement, acceptability, ethics, contextualization, Scripture selection in the translation process, etc.)
We encourage submissions that present case studies of experimental or innovative approaches. The abstract deadline will be May 3, 2013.
The BT2013 Call for Papers, costs, plenary speakers’ names, and registration deadlines will follow at a later date.
1. This preliminary announcement informs you of the theme for the 2013 Conference. You are encouraged to plan to submit an abstract. We will accept abstracts until May 3, 2013.
2. Please plan to attend BT 2013, October 11-15.
3. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to interested colleagues.
For more information see:
http://www.gial.edu/news-views/bt-conference or write BTConference_Dallas@sil.org