The 4th COSINES Pi is a juncture of interests and a vibrant point of new development in the area of professional multicultural interlanguage communication. Professional interpreters, translators, journalists and businessmen will assemble at Moscow University to discuss cutting-edge topics of intercultural communication and to explore the innovative ways of keeping our profession on the solid ground of sustainable development in the 21st century.
This year the Conference the 4th COSINES Pi is organised by the Faculty of Philology in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics, the Higher School of Translation and Interpreting, and the Faculty of Journalism.
The range of aspects to be addressed at the 4th COSINES Pi fully embraces the challenges and suggests some solutions for translation in journalism, business interaction and changing cultural paradigms.
In the era of globalization, new media and interactive technologies have triggered an exponential increase in translation as a key mediator in cross-language communication. Staying positive with this, the inherent interdisciplinary demand of translation studies and the defining characteristics of journalism to obtain original information make the multidisciplinary fusion between translation, journalism, business, and politics more than logical, appropriate and timing.
The goals of the conference are:
– To provide scholars, educators and practitioners from the field of translation with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other’s scrutiny and expertise related to translation and journalism;
– To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches in response to mounting concerns of translation and journalism in global contexts;
– To advance modes of inquiry for translation and disseminate practical findings to facilitate understanding;
– To foster global intercultural sensitivity and offer new insights in the interrelations between translation and world literature.
The conference will tackle theoretical, practical and methodological issues of translation and interpreting, confronting them with the current mainstream in translation evaluation, reflecting fresh perspectives and provoking further in-depth and rigorous research.
Possible topics for discussion:
– Cognitive and corpus-based Translation / Interpreting studies: the old craft and the new approaches
– Intercultural barriers and cultural identity
– The ethics of the interpreter
– Translation in globalized market economies
– New communication formats, media and tools
– On the same page? Efficiency of sense rendering in the written translation and oral interpreting
– Interpreting litigation processes: creativity or precision
Discussions will split into four round-tables focusing on a variety of topics:
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The 4th COSINES Pi takes place in the premises of the Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University. We have at our disposal five huge lecture halls and spacious lobbies:
Address: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics, 1, Lenin Hills Block 46, Russia, 119991, Moscow
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ORIGINS. the 4th COSINES Pi is an International Contest of Simultaneous Interpreters annually held in Moscow in the premises of Moscow University. The acronym COSINES is formed from the constituent letters of the contest title. The Contest was founded and organized by Professor of Moscow State University Marklen Konurbaev in April 2017 and is now set to happen every year as a regular meeting point for conference interpreters and oral interpreting experts throughout the whole of Russia.
GRASSROOTS. Originally, the Contest saw itself as ‘Mind Olympics’ where budding and experienced interpreters could display their most surprising natural talents in meaning rendering and compete with their peers. The Jury included the pundits of the profession, many of whom served as personal interpreters to Presidents of the USSR, Russia, Bulgaria; CEOs of multinational companies and AIIC interpreters.
The MARKET. On the very first year the Contest attracted the attention of the whole market, hosting participants from over 22 cities around the globe including New York, Paris, the Hague, Antalya and a number of big cities in Russia and the CIS.
STRATEGY. In the coming years, the 4th COSINES Pi will focus on developing a platform for endorsing interpreters’ professional reputation by providing services of independent expertise and managed account platform. The Platform could be further used by interpreters as a database of their personal achievements and as a service base for requesting to endorse their current reputation from the COSINES Board of Independent Experts. Conference interpreters will use this endorsement as another important document in their portfolio to prove their level and qualification.
THE SHOW. The 2018 COSINES Pi is organized as a series of online battles between the contestants and the coaching sessions for the super-finalists who will be advised by the guru of the profession, accent coaches and psychologists helping the finalists to get the best our of their performance on the stage.
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