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Prof. Roger T Bell in India

Pioneer of Translation Theory and Professor, University of Westminster, UK and Honorary Fellow of the Charted Institute of Linguists. Professor Bell presented a workshop on Professionalization of Translation Profession and made a keynote address on “Translation as Social Service and Professional Activity”. His 1991 book Translation and translating: theory and practice has been translated into Romanian (2000), Korean (2001), Chinese (2005) with Russian and Malay translations in the press and he plans for a Hindi version in the near future. Contemporary of Noam Chomsky, Prof. Bell has spent quite a considerable period in India.

Terminology Guru Dr. Gabriele Sauberer in India

During her visit to India, Gabriele dealt with the following three questions:

1. What is the role of terminology and terminology management in quality assurance?

2. How to measure the quality of translations & translation service providers?

3. What does the new European Standard EN 15038:2006 on “Translation services – Service requirements” say about terminology?

Increasingly quality standards and international certification is required by government, industry and public procurement. Gabrielle discusses some of the main success factors in the translation and language industries, with a focus on terminology and terminology management. After a short introduction of quality issues in general, she showed how terminology is represented in the new European standard EN 15038 and how translators, terminologists and translation service providers can prepare to meet the expectations of their customers. Gabrielle along with Peter Jonas and Anja Drame presented a workshop about The Language Industry Certification System LICS® – a new global brand for certification in the language and translation industry.