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


The International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting will take place on 23 and 24 November at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.


Lost in Translation? Not Anymore! Celebrate the feast day of St Jerome with us and watch our video in 7 languages.


Now online: Recordings of Hanna Risku's lectures as Chair Professor of the 34th CETRA Research Summer School in Translation Studies.


Celebrating a major milestone: after 134.5 h of observation and 13.5 h of interviews, the main part of the data collection is done.


Doctoral and Teacher-Training Translation Studies Summer School (DOTTSS)

12–22 June, 2023

Tampere University, Finland


II International Summer School on Cognitive Translation & Interpreting Studies

Cartagena, Spain, 5 - 16 June 2023

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