Suau-Jiménez, Francisca / Pennock-Speck, Barry (eds)
Interdisciplinarity and Languages
Current Issues in Research, Teaching, Professional Applications and ICT
Year of Publication: 2011
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. XVI, 218 pp., num. ill., tables and graphs
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This volume offers a state-of-the-art view of research into interdisciplinarity, language and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by providing an overview of teaching proposals within a university context. Interdisciplinarity is understood here as how language expresses the discourse and lexis of specialised knowledge in science, technology and the professions. Language helps in the creation of these different fields and constitutes a strategic tool that, if harnessed correctly, will facilitate competitiveness on an international level in order to boost technological, scientific, economic and educational growth. Interdisciplinarity, language and ICTs should be taken into account to address the real needs of industry, commerce and translation in educational institutions and the professions.
The contributions in this volume address themes that are crucial to the demands of modern society: intercultural business communications, one of the most challenging areas of specialised discourse and commerce; ICT and specialised translation, a current issue of the utmost relevance; terminology applied to translation; language acquisition in virtual environments; training interpreters through ICT; exploring the commercial needs of language industries; corpus-based research and ICT applications in specialised dictionaries; university e-learning courses; and the state of research on specialised languages in Latin America.
Contents: Carmen Valero-Garcés/Denis Socarrás-Estrada: Development and Assessment of an Aptitude Test for Interpreters: Using Labs for Interpreting Training - María Luisa Pérez-Cañado: The Use of ICT in the European Higher Education Area: Acting upon the Evidence - Chelo Vargas-Sierra: Translation-oriented Terminology Management and ICTs: Present and Future - Francisco Yus: Relevance Equations of Effective Internet Communication - Beatriz Gallardo-Paúls/Verónica Moreno-Campos: Linguistic Models in Learning Innovation Theories: Linear Approaches versus Interactive Practices - Françoise Salager-Meyer: Interdisciplinarity and Languages for Specific Purposes in Latin America - Isabel García-Izquierdo: Investigating Professional Languages through Genres - Miguel Ángel Candel-Mora: Computer-assisted Translation and Terminology Management: Tools and Resources - José Ramón Gómez-Molina: Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence through Video-web Communication in the NIFLAR Project - Victoria Guillén-Nieto: When Humanities and Information and Communications Technology Merge.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
Francisca Suau-Jiménez is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the Universitat de València, Spain, as well as director of the Instituto Interuniversitario de Lenguas Modernas Aplicadas (IULMA) at the same university.
Barry Pennock-Speck is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics in the Instituto Interuniversitario de Lenguas Modernas Aplicadas (IULMA) at the Universitat de València, Spain, and the co-ordinator of ICT and languages at IULMA.
«The volume represents a valuable effort in the depicting of state-of-the-art advancements in the area of language teaching and translation, specialized communication and ICT tools. For the sake of its novelty and wide-ranging subjects in the sphere of language teaching and learning, it is highly recommendable for both students and practitioners of higher education.» (María Ángeles Orts, Ibérica 24, 2012)
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