ADculture open workshop

ADculture is a multilingual group. Whether its members practice contrastive discourse analysis, translation or a discourse interpretative approach, their aim is to improve their understanding of the way national culture and discourse are interwoven. In order to do so, they select a corpus which gets analyzed by everyone according to their specific methods, and the results are presented to the group for discussion during seminars, workshops or symposiums organized by its members at regular intervals. These scientific events give the members a chance to interact with other researchers from different fields (sociology, economy, literature, information and communication sciences…).
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, a U.N. text meant to convey the same ideas across numerous languages and cultures and to harmonize the way children are treated around the world, is the first corpus the group studied (Read more). In 2017, the group started working on poverty, e.g. the annual reports of the World Bank and their various translations, trying to assess the impact that these texts have on the way in which countries draft their own reports on poverty (Read more).
Meetings take place three or four times a year in Paris (Maison de la recherche de la Sorbonne Nouvelle) and gather an average of 20 to 30 French and foreign participants (from the Arabic world, Brazil, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Italy…). One of the group’s advantages is the variety and number of languages that its members are able to cover.

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