Essentially, a "corpus" is understood as a set of texts that can used for different purposes, such as for translation practice, preparation of dictionaries, translator training, research in translation, etc. Corpuses can be either compiled through the Internet, by means of different software applications, or find them already compiled in on-line platforms so that users can directly use them without the need of having to compile them previously.
International Conference CULT will deal with practical aspects in the use of corpuses. On the one hand, its main goal is to train the academic staff so that they can teach students to use it and on the other, train translators how to use it for translation purposes, as a complement to dictionaries, glossaries, etc.
The international nature of the conference is reflected by the speakers' countries of origin, such Japan, Australia, South Africa, Canada and Europe, among others. Speakers of plenary lectures are all notable leading figures worldwide in the field of corpuses. They are Gloria Corpas Pastor, from University of Malaga, Ramesh Krishnamurthy, from Aston University (United Kingdom); Clara Inés Rodríguez, from University of Granada; and Silvia Bernardini, from University of Bologna (Italy). CULT will be a meeting point for professionals, researchers, university lecturers and students.
Now taken up by UA, after three previous editions in Italy and Barcelona, the programme is made up over a hundred lectures, four keynote addresses and a four-hour training workshop on Sketch Engine corpus query system, scheduled for Friday afternoon, on 29 May.
Vice President for Culture, Sports and Language Policies at UA Carles Cortés will open the Conference on Monday along with Faculty of Arts Dean Juan Francisco Mesa, Director of the Department of Translation and Interpreting Pedro Mogorrón, Valencia region Director of the Interuniversity Institute for Applied Modern Languages IULMA) Francisco Yus Ramos, and Conference Director Daniel Gallego Hernández.
CULT Conference has been organised by the UA Department of Translation and Interpreting and will be held at the Faculty of Arts main conference hall (building No. 2).