Translation in the Digital Age

In recent decades, momentous socio-economic changes and technological advances have taken place on a global scale, leaving an unprecedented impact on translation. The research literature in the field has shown particular interest in how computer-assisted translation technologies and artificial intelligence tools, along with the new working conditions they have engendered, are reshaping translation as a profession, a process, and a product. Our emerging understanding of today's translation phenomena has, in turn, shed new light on the globalized, digital age in which we live.

In our department, we explore issues such as cultural homogenization and hybridization as represented in contemporary translation; the rise of English as a lingua franca, and language hierarchies manifested in translation today; attitudes of translators and non-translators towards machine translation and its products; affinities between (human) translation theories and the ethics and aesthetics of machine translation; and more.