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Kent State’s Institute for Applied Linguistics Hosts Leading Translation Studies Scholar, Nov. 30

Posted Nov. 21, 2012

Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics will host Anthony Pym, a leading translation studies scholar, during the third annual Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series. Pym will speak about radical asymmetry in cross-cultural communication on Friday, Nov. 30, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 112-A in Satterfield Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

“The annual Shreve Lecture Series recognizes the legacy of Greg Shreve, the founder of the Institute for Applied Linguistics, and brings internationally renowned translation studies’ scholars to present cutting-edge research to graduate students and faculty,” said Françoise Massardier-Kenney, director of Kent State’s Institute for Applied Linguistics. “A recent external report named Kent State as having the premiere translator training program and translation research group in the U.S., and as such, we are committed to bringing speakers who have a high impact on the discipline.”

Pym is a professor of translation and intercultural studies, and coordinator of the Intercultural Studies Group at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. He runs a doctoral program in translation and intercultural studies. He also is president of the European Society for Translation Studies, a fellow of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, visiting researcher at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and professor extraordinary at the University of Stellenbosch. He is the author, editor and co-editor of several books on translation and intercultural studies.

The Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of Kent State alumni, faculty members and friends of the Institute for Applied Linguistics at Kent State.

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Media Contact:
Françoise Massardier-Kenney,, 330-672-2150