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


New team member: Kerstin Pasterk succeeds Elisa Permanschlager as student assistant, who is leaving us for an ERASMUS semester abroad.


The socotrans research group is happy to welcome Heike van Lawick (Jaume I University) for a research stay during summer semester 2023!


Catch a glimpse into everyday life and work environment of the Socotrans research team.


Center for Translation Studies

University of Vienna, Austria

3rd - 4th of February 2023


The Socotrans team wishes you a successful 2023!


34th Research Summer School in Translation Studies

University of Leuven, Belgium

28 August 2023 - 8 September 2023

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