– CfP MoTra21 workshop: extended deadline!

Workshop on MOdelling TRAnslation: Translatology in the Digital Age

Online City, Iceland, May 31 – June 2, 2021




Translatology is the theoretical and practical study of translation. It combines insights from linguistics, the humanities, cognitive and computer science to understand the process of translating between languages and the particular features characterizing language in translation. Central concepts of contemporary translatology are translationese, linguistic patterns that tend to make translations more similar to each other than to texts originally written in their target language; and variation, which refers to the fact that different types of translations, such as written translations vs. interpreting, display systematic linguistic differences. read more…

– Workshop “Good Scientific Practice and Communication”

On March 25, (14.00-18.30) Roland Bennewitz, the Ombudsperson of the INM Leibniz Institute for New Materials will hold a seminar on “Good Scientific Practice and Communication”.

In this seminar we will discuss the foundations of good scientific practice. We will attempt to link the respective guidelines of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft with our personal experiences. What are the rules for scientific work and what is scientific misconduct? A key to good scientific practice is good communication. We will discuss general strategies for successful discussions and identify partners such as the Ombudsperson. The seminar will be held online and include discussions. Participants are therefore expected to join from an environment which allows for active participation and to switch on microphones and cameras.

Roland Bennewitz works at the INM Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken and is professor for experimental physics at Saarland University. He has acted as Ombudsperson for good scientific practice for many years.

– Manuscript by project B1 published!

A manuscript by members of Project B1 has been published in Frontiers in Communication, Section Language Sciences, Research Topic: Rational Approaches in Language Science

Less is more/more diverse: On the communicative utility of linguistic conventionalization” by Elke Teich, Peter Fankhauser, Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb, Yuri Bizzoni


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– New paper by project A1 in Frontiers in Psychology

A new journal article by the members of project A1 has been published in Frontiers in Psychology, Section Language Sciences, Research Topic: Rational Approaches in Language Science

Neurobehavioral Correlates of Surprisal in Language Comprehension: A Neurocomputational Model” by Harm Brouwer, Francesca Delogu, Noortje J. Venhuizen, Matthew W. Crocker


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