PROGRAM (Download pdf)                                                                       (Spanish version)

     Wednesday, May 16th    

    San Ignacio de Loyola Auditorium - Tucumán 1845, CABA
    8:30 - 9:30 Registration. Welcome Coffee.
    9:30 - 9:45 Opening Speech.
    9:45 - 10:45

    60th Anniversary Acknowledgement of the School of Modern Languages

    Head of the School of Modern Languages, USAL Paula ORTIZ, BA, MBA, PhD.

    Tribute to alumni and senior professors with more than 35 years of teaching at the School of Modern Languages.

    10:45 - 11:00 Plenary Session: Introduction Speech.
    11:00 - 12:00 Keynote conference:

    Intonation as the Sound of Discourse. Dr Paul TENCH Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University 

    Auditorium, Rodríguez Peña 640, CABA
    13:30 - 14:00 Registration/Check-in. Parallel Sessions:
      SPECIAL SESSION A – Green Room – Phonetics & Phonology
    14:00 - 15:15
    Revisiting the Role of Phonology in Teacher Training and Translation Programmes 
    ZABALA, Francisco (ISP “Joaquín V. González”/IES LV “Juan Ramón Fernández”/UBA)
    Polysyllabic Words: Un-academic Activities for an Academic Matter 
     IRAZÁBAL, Ana (ISP “Joaquín V. González”/IES LV “Juan Ramón Fernández”/CONSUDEC) 
    Intonation: Negative Domains in English and Spanish  BASSO, Roxana (UNSAM);  DURÁN, José (UB/UNSAM/ISP LV "Juan Ramón Fernández”) & JAKULJ, Graciela (UNSAM)
    15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
      SPECIAL SESSION B – Green Room – Discourse Analysis
    15:30 - 16:30
    Lexical Relations and Meaning as Context 
     CARBONE, Andrea Valeria (IES  LV "Juan Ramón Fernández") 
    Analysis of the Phraseology of Online Newspaper Articles: A Brief Corpus-based Study on Online Newspaper Articles about Robin Williams’ Passing 
     CARDOZO, Andrés (UNC)  &  ZANFAGNINI, Franco (UNC) 
    Condolences on Online Social Networks: A Pragmatic Study Based on the Speech Act Theory 
     CARDOZO, Andrés(UNC)  RASPANTI, Rafael (UNC)   ZANFAGNINI, Franco (UNC) 
    16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
      SPECIAL SESSION A – Red Room – Interpreting
    14:00 - 15:15
    At Home and Beyond: Interpreter Practice in International Organisations 
     KERR, Walter (UBA) 
    An Essential Element in Interpreting Training 
     ANDRADA, Norma (USAL) 
    15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
      SPECIAL SESSION B – Red Room – Translation
    15:30 - 16:30
    Total Quality in Translations 
     GUIÑAZÚ, Dolores (USAL)  &  ESCARRÁ, Gabriela (UNLP) 
    The Use of the Modal Verb Shall in Legal Texts 
     CURTO, Jorge Christian (USAL/UBA) 
    Contrastive Analysis of Actualized Forms of Nominal Infinitives in Spanish and their Alternating Forms in English within the Scope of a Translation 
     ALVAREZ, Marina (UCA/USAL) 
    16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
      SPECIAL SESSION C – Red Room – Translation
    17:00 - 18:15
    Fidelity in Translation 
     NARVAEZ, Raúl  (UBA/ISP “San Agustín”) 
    No wonder she’s called “Dolores”: Censorship, retranslation and invisibility in the Spanish edition of Nabokov’s Lolita 
     LIBARDI, Magalí (USAL)
    The literary translator’s discourse and voice in Chimamanda N. Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun 
     LOMBARDO, Andrea (UNLP) 
    Reading processes in literary translation. How specific are they? What challenges do they impose to the student translator? 
     AICEGA, Dolores (UNLP)


    Thursday, May 17th  


    Auditorium, Rodríguez Peña 640, CABA
    8:30 - 9:00 Registration/Check-in. Plenary Sessions:
    9:00 - 9:30 Round-table talk:

    60th Anniversary Commemoration of the School of Modern Languages

    Talking points will be focused on the history of the School of Modern Languages and the development of the degree programmes within each language department. Panelists: Héctor VALENCIA, degree programmes in the English department. Néstor SAPORITI, degree programmes in the Italian department. Santiago URE, degree programmes in the Portuguese department.
      Irish Studies Chair
    9:30 - 10:30
    Memorias de los viajeros británicos en el Río de la Plata durante las invasions inglesas 
     ELISSALDE, Roberto (USAL/Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur) 
    Book presentation: printing-book-icon What, che?  
     DELANEY, Juan José  (USAL) 
    Book presentation: printing-book-icon Irlandeses en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires 
    IGLESIAS, Carlos (Fundación Rumbo Sur)
    The Anglo – Irish immigration, the Argentine Transformation Process between 1850 and 1950 and its Extension to 1960, Analyzed through the Situation of Railways in the Period 
     BIGNELLI, Luis (USAL) 
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
      Parallel Activities:
    11:00 - 12:30 SPECIAL SESSION – Green Room
    Shakespeare Workshop: Ecocritical Shakespeare in Buenos Aires: The Non Human as a Character in The Hollow Crown (BBC, 2015) 
    Hosts:  APARICIO, Malvina BIASI, Susana  BARNA, Silvina,  CALDERÓN, Laura, and students GALLEGOS, Marcela & GARCÍA, Guadalupe
    Q&A with Dr Paul TENCH Dr Tench will be answering questions from the audience about his career and works. Moderator: Francisco ZABALA 
    Auditorium, Rodríguez Peña 640, CABA
    13:30 - 14:00 Registration/Check-in. Parallel Sessions:
      SPECIAL SESSION A – Green Room – Literature
    14:00 - 16:15
    Resisting Patriarchy and Petrarchy: Shakespeare, Ovid and a Rhetoric of the Assaulted Female Body 
     VAN DAM, Valeria (ISP “Joaquín V. González”/CONSUDEC/UBA) 
    “Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnam, we’ve all been there.” – The War Novel and the Experience of Vietnam 
     RODRIGUEZ, Andrea (USAL) 
    More than Meets the Naked Eye in the World of Literature 
    16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break
      SPECIAL SESSION A – Red Room – Applied Linguistics
    14:00 - 15:15
    How to Improve and Enhance Reading Skills 
     PARISE, Silvia (UBA/King’s College London) 
    Teaching Writing for Publishing Practices to Language Teacher Trainees: A Classroom Experience 
     COLOMBO, Laura (CONICET/Instituto de Lingüística UBA/IES LV “Juan Ramón Fernández”/ISP “Joaquín V. González”) 
    A View of Grammar from its Teaching Perspective 
     POLICASTRO, Patricia (USAL) 
    Teaching Essay-Writing from an ‘Appliable’ Linguistics Model 
     DURAN, José Manuel (UB/UNSAM/ISP LV “Juan Ramón Fernández”)
      SPECIAL SESSION B – Red Room – Applied Linguistics
    15:15 - 16:15
    Will Technology Ever Replace Teachers? 
     AGUILAR, Gabriela (USAL) 
    Beyond the Limits 
     ALBERIO, Carla (ISFDyT N° 24)   CASALINI, Lidia (UMSA) 
    World Englishes and the Challenge of Teaching Phonetics and Phonology at Higher Education Level 
     GRASSO, Marina (UNLP)   MARTINO, Daniela (UNLP/ISFD 97) 
    16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break
      SPECIAL SESSION C – Red Room – Applied Linguistics
    16:30 - 17:15
    Teachers’ Perceptions on Frequent and Serious Mistakes in Students’ Writings. The Case of the Course of Sworn Translation Studies 
     KIRAC, Marina (UNLA)   SANCHEZ, Delma (UNLA) 
    Common Errors in Writing: The Case of Language I Students in the Course of Sworn Translation Studies 
     KIRAC, Marina (UNLA)   SANCHEZ, Delma (UNLA) 

    San Ignacio de Loyola Auditorium - Tucumán 1845, CABA

    17:45 - 18:00 Plenary Session: Conclusion and final remarks.
    18:00 - 18:30 Award Ceremony 16th USAL English Language Literary Contest
    18:30 - 19:30 Theatre production:

    Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

    Debut performance by the members of the School of Modern Languages Drama Club. Coordinator/Director: Prof. Tiggie DONATI Narrators: Prof. Nuria GÓMEZ BELART & Prof. Cecilia ZUNINO. Student Cast: Agustina BARTOCCI; María Sol BASSARA; María Belén CARBALLA; Matías BORICH; Camila DE BRITO SÁNCHEZ; Luz MICELI & Leila ROSSI. Sound Operator: PERRINO, Giuliana.

    Post-conference Seminar

    Friday, May 18th

    Conference Room – School of Modern Languages, USAL – Lavalle 1878, CABA
    10:00 - 13:00
    Analysis of English Intonation for Specialists:
    How to Analyse Intonation
    Dr Paul TENCH
    Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University
    Dr Tench will provide important insights into the analysis of English intonation by examining different pieces of genuine discourse.
    This seminar is tailored to specialists in Phonetics and Phonology.
    Certificates of attendance will be issued.