1st International Language Conference, 10th & 11th December, 2010
Keynote Speakers

Dr Daniel Cassany, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Dr Cassany is a lecturer in the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. His expertise lies on the field of written communication, having published many books on the topic. From 1993-2003, he codirected several journals on language and literature teaching and learning. From 2006, he is the director of a Research and Development Project on Critical Literacies. For more info: http://www.upf.edu/pdi/dtf/daniel_cassany/

Prof. Henrik Gottlieb, University of Copenhagen
Prof. Gottlieb is associate professor and head of the Center for Translation Studies & Lexicography at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 2006 he is chief editor of the international journal Perspectives. Studies in Translatology. Apart from screen translation, his fields of research include corpus linguistics, lexicography and language contact studies, particularly English influence on other languages.

Prof. David Little, Trinity College, Dublin
David Little retired in 2008 as Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences and Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Trinity College Dublin. His principal research interest is the theory and practice of learner autonomy in second language education, on which he has published widely. From 2001 to 2008 he was Director of Integrate Ireland Language and Training, a government-funded unit that provided English language courses for adult newcomers with refugee status and supported the learning of English as a second language in Irish schools. He has been involved in the European Language Portfolio at European level since 1998, is currently chair of the Council of Europe’s ELP Validation Committee, and is actively involved in several other Council of Europe projects.

These speakers are part- sponsored by NUI Galway’s Millennium Fund.