After the success of the first conference in 2010, this year TermCoord has decided to start the series of conferences with one that will give to the translators the opportunity to acquire a clear knowledge of the role that terminology can play in the EU’s legislative procedure. For this first conference entitled “Terminology in Legislative Procedures”, two professors will deal with two aspects: terminology as part of multilingualism and terminology on the web. This conference will take place on Monday, 28th of March in the Schuman Hemicycle, European Parliament, Luxembourg.
There's no reference to Hegel in the Tory manifesto, but there is an allusion to one of the founding fathers of conservative thought, Edmund Burke. The "institutional building blocks of the Big Society", the document reads, "[are] the 'little platoons' of civil society". “Little platoons" is a phrase that occurs in Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), the classic expression of conservative scepticism about large-scale attempts to transform society in the image of abstract ideals. The Tories today use it to refer to the local associations that would go to form a "broad culture of responsibility, mutuality and obligation". The problem is that, for Burke, little platoons weren't groups that you volunteer to join; they were the "social subdivisions" into which you are born - the kind of traditionalism you would have thought Cameron's rebranded "progressive" Conservatives would want to avoid. T