Languages and translation in the context of interlingual communication

Languages and translation in the context of interlingual communication

On November 23, 2022, at the invitation of the Department of Foreign Languages of Agrarian and Technological Institute, within the framework of the scientific and methodological seminar “Linguistic methodological foundations of the formation of a translator’s ‘secondary language personality’ and the creation of modern educational complexes,” Mario Pace, Resident Associate Professor of Italian at the Department of Languages and Humanities in Education within the Faculty of Education of the University of Malta, language consultant to the Minister of Education and Employment on foreign language teaching & learning. Delivered an online lecture “Languages and translation in the context of interlanguage communication” (“Languages and translation in the context of intercultural communication”). More than 80 RUDN and the Russian-Armenian University (RAU, Yerevan) participants joined the online lecture on the Microsoft Teams platform. The working language — English.

Topical issues related to the functioning of language in speech, problems of communication between language and a person as a whole, and translation as a unique sphere of speech activity where different languages, different cultures and civilizations come into contact were touched upon.

“The realities of the modern world are characterized by increasing interpenetration and translation is assigned an important role in it, which consists in overcoming language barriers” — Mario Pace, Resident Associate Professor of Italian at the Department of Languages and Humanities in Education within the Faculty of Education of the University of Malta.

The lecturer highlighted issues related to the key concepts of “language”, “translation”, “intercultural communication”. Particular attention in the lecture was paid to the specifics of translation activities, the requirements for translation, the limits of possible translatability and the difficulties of translation from the standpoint of terminology, interdisciplinary specifics and criteria for the effectiveness of intercultural interlingual communication.

The discussion touched upon such issues as the specifics of the formation of intercultural competence from the standpoint of the problem of different background knowledge among speakers of different languages, the relationship between cultural and linguistic factors proper, as well as the problems of the sociocultural context in general in the field of teaching foreign languages; practical aspects of the perception of modern technologies and their capabilities in the context of teaching translation and foreign languages.

“Mario Pace’s performance, like all his lectures, was informative and interesting, the participants received a lot of questions within the scope of the presentation. The topic of the speech seems to be very useful for students who face issues related to intercultural communication in everyday life” — Lucho Giuliodori, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages of Agrarian and Technological Institute.

“Participants of the seminar took an active part in its work. This is evidenced by the large number of questions and comments received, as well as their level. I was extremely pleased that for the participants of the seminar the content of my lecture was relevant and important, as well as useful” — Mario Pace, Ph.D.

The organizer of the seminar is the Department of Foreign Languages of Agrarian and Technological Institute, responsible for the event: Associate Professor Juliodori Lucho and Senior Lecturer Epifanova Elena.

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