Current research projects at the Centre for Translation Studies

The cutting-edge research projects at the Centre for Translation Studies address a plethora of topics including language resources, language technologies, accessibility, translation and research platforms.

DiÖ

German in Austria. Variation – Contact – Perception

Project duration: 2016-2020 (phase 1), 2020-2024 (phase 2)

Topic: German language use in Austria

Funding: FWF

Information: Forschungsplattform

ReTrans

Working with Interpreters in Refugee Transit Zones: Capacity building and awareness-raising for higher education contexts

Project duration:1.5.2022-30.4.2024

Topic: The aim of this project is to raise awareness for the issue of interpreting in a humanitarian and transborder migration context among students and teachers of higher education interpreter training facilities and contribute to the diversification of didactic materials by developing a range of educational tools. These tools will be made available in a sustainable digital format; they will complement existing resources and can be disseminated and utilised in a higher education context but may also be used in other training environments. By incorporating a game-based element to the development of the training materials the project also will provide an innovative asset to any training format. By giving stakeholders in the field (refugees, lay interpreters with a migration background, institutional representatives) a voice and by including and integrating their individual perspectives the project seeks to promote access and inclusion and aims to provide a forum for exchange between higher education interpreters facilities and actors in the field. All materials will also be available to these secondary target groups. Funding:

Funded by the European Union

PROSIMS

Teaching and Learning Multilingual Professional Writing

Project duration: 2014 - 2019

Topic: Writing in multilingual contexts

Funding: FWF (Elise Richter professorship)

Information: PROfessionelles Schreiben In Mehreren Sprachen

Exil:Trans

Exil:Trans – Life and work of persecuted translators

Project duration: September 2019 – August 2022

Topic: Life and work of persecuted translators

Funding body: FWF, Joint Project 

Information: Exil:Trans

Retrex

Rethinking Translation Expertise: A Workplace Study

Project duration: September 2021 - September 2024

Topic:`lived’ translation expertise

Funding: FWF

Information:RETREX