ITI is pleased to announce its keynote speaker for the 25th Anniversary Conference, to take place on 7 & 8 May at the NEC Gallery near Birmingham. The keynote session will be given by Nicholas Ostler, the well known scholar and author of books on language history.
Taking the title “English: the Last Lingua Franca?” for his speech, Nicholas will talk around the themes of his latest book, ”The Last Lingua Franca – English until the Return to Babel”. Nicholas is a popular and entertaining speaker and his insight into the development of the English language will be of great interest to translators and interpreters working into and out of English.
More information about Nicholas can be found in his biography on the conference website, while reviews of his book can be found at: