34th Colloquium of Linguistics
Conference Poster

Here you can download an electronic copy of the conference poster in various formats.
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Corel Draw 8 (180 KB) 

Postscript (1.3 MB) 

The picture on the poster shows Saint Jerome (Latin: Eusebius Hieronymus Sophronius), the patron saint of the translators, with translations of the Old Testament. Saint Jerome was an early polyglot and cosmopolitan who lived 1600 years ago (347-420). He is well known for translating the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin. The result of his 30 years of work was the Vulgate, which is still in use. In the Middle Ages he was painted by Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, and others. He is often shown with a lion since he is reported to have drawn a thorn from a lion's paw; the animal stayed loyally at his side for years. To us he is of importance since our faculty is specialized on research and education in the fields of translation and interpreting with almost half of our students coming from abroad.
Printed copies of the poster can be requested from the following address:

34th Colloquium of Linguistics  
c/o Dr. Reinhard Rapp  
Universität Mainz, FASK  
D-76711 Germersheim  
WWW: http://www.fask.uni-mainz.de/lk/  
E-mail: rapp@usun2.fask.uni-mainz.de  
Phone: (+49) 7274 / 508-457  
Fax: (+49) 7274 / 508-429