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


12–22 June, 2023

Tampere University, Finland


Friday 7 October 2022

University of Turku, Turku, Finland


Lecture on translation expertise

10th of November 2022, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria


Workshop with Socotrans team members and international guests

13th September 2022, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


10th EST Congress: Advancing Translation Studies

22-25 June 2022, UiO & OsloMet, Oslo, Norway


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