Socio-Cognitive Translation Studies: Processes and Networks

Socotrans Research Group

Translators are constantly confronted with new cognitive, social and technological challenges. Accordingly, our research centres on translators in their current work settings, be they organisations, freelance translation networks or non-professional virtual contexts.

In particular, we study the changes that are currently affecting translation work contexts, especially those relating to the increasing heterogeneity of translation tasks and work processes, new forms of cooperation and the rapid technological change. A crucial aspect thereby is our critical reflection on the consequences of these changes with regard to the opportunities for action and decision processes of the people involved.

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Current News and Events


Daniela Schlager visiting translation and accounting scholars at Tampere University


Antonia Baumann came second in the ranking for the best paper of the MC2 Lab's 2nd International CTIS Summer School


New open access article by Socotrans: "But what about the emic perspective? An ethnographic approach to investigating translation expertise"


Regina Rogl: “The rules of the game: on the interplay between normative ideas and technology in an online amateur translation community”


Authors: Sonja Pöllabauer, Katia Iacono, Harald Pasch, Maria Bernadette Zwischenberger, and Anna Sourdille


The socotrans research group is happy to welcome Qi Pan (Shanghai International Studies University) as a visiting doctoral student.

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