Department of English and American Studies
Translation and Interpreting Section
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

is pleased to invite you to the

Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2022

Pre-conference workshop 3: The Role of Corpora in Translator Educations

November 10, 2022

Convenor: Ondřej Molnár, Ph.D.
Duration: 3 hours
Number of participants is limited.

In the last decades corpus methods have grown in importance and nowadays occupy a central position not only in linguistics, but also in translation studies and translation research. Simplistically speaking, corpus-based translation studies scholars in the past 30 years have focused on: first, the search for typical features of translation and interpreting, their similarities and differences (take, for example, reduction-related and interference-related features of target texts); second, translator style (his or her individual profile, i.e. his or her characteristic use of language); third, translation education (the collection and analysis of translation learner corpora and the use of corpora in translation training).
In this context, the workshop aims to bring together translation trainers from a number of European universities to share experience and best practices - primarily but not exclusively - in the area of corpus-based translation training. The questions that may be discussed include, without limitation:

•    the use of corpora in translator/interpreter training
•    what types of corpora can help translators?
•    how to use corpora to enhance translation and revision practices
•    the role of corpora in translation quality assessment
•    machine translation, corpora and post-editing

The workshop is conceived of as a “share and gain” forum offering room of exchange. Therefore, participants are more than welcome to bring and share any good texts or exercises they use to make the exchange even more fruitful.