TPR - 2012

TPR2012 - Second international PhD course on Translation Process Research

Following up on last year’s success, the CBS CRITT centre is offering the second international PhD course in Translation Process Research (TPR) from August 13 to 16. The course will focus on theoretical aspects of translation process research, on experimental research design and methodology, on data visualization and human translation modeling, and on qualitative and quantitative data analysis. There will also be frequent opportunities to consider issues arising in connection with user interaction with language technological tools, particularly the process of postediting machine translation output.

Following the course, there will be an open workshop on Expertise in Translation and Post-editing – Research and Application on August 17 and 18. Participants are encouraged to participate in the workshop and may contribute an abstract for presentation at the workshop.

The course components will be taught by leading researchers in the respective fields. Participants should have an interest in translation process research and may be PhD-students at any stage in their studies or university researchers.

  • Course coordinators: Laura Winther Balling and Arnt Lykke Jakobsen
  • Administrative problems: Merete Borch

Note that the course takes place in the Dalgas Have part of the CBS campus.

The course is held on 13.08 2012, 9.00 - 16.08 2012, 16.00


Dalgas Have 15

2000 Frederiksberg

Room 2Ø.091


In the afternoons, the group will prepare, run and analyse a demonstration experiment that applies the methods taught in the morning sessions. This means working in practice with eye-tracking and keylogging to measure translation and post-editing processes, and applying the design and analysis tools discussed during the lectures. The data obtained in the demonstration experiment will be entered into the CRITT database of process data and we will discuss research questions that could be answered using the demonstration experiment and the database more generally.

The afternoon sessions will also include group discussions with the different lecturers. Small groups of participants working on similar topics will be given a time slot to discuss their projects with each other and one of the lecturers.

In addition to the formal programme, a important part of the course is the chance to meet and talk to other participants as well as the lecturers. There will be ample opportunity to discuss general and specific aspects of one's own research as well as the the field in general during lunches and coffees.

The course will be taught in English.

Credits and preparation: The course is 4 ECTS which means that participants should expect to invest around 120 hours in the course, including preparation time and the course itself. A course certificate can be obtained at the end of the course, granted satisfactory participation. A list of required reading will be distributed before the course. Participants should also submit maximum 2 pages describing their research project. The project description should be sent to Laura Winther Balling, .