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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Ever wondered what "MAXQDA" stands for? Find out what a classic German sociologist has to do with modern computer-assisted data analysis...


Linking research and teaching: Hanna Risku has supervised nearly 30 master's theses in relation to the FWF funded "Retrex" research project.


The socotrans research group congratulates our dear colleague on her successful viva voce exam!


'Visiting scholars'? Three members of the socotrans team were invited to speak in the seminar "Theories and Methods: Translation".


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!

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