TPR - 2015

Course description

The Center for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology (CRITT) at CBS is offering the fifth international PhD course in Translation Process Research (TPR) from Monday August 17 to Friday August 21, 2015. The course will focus on theoretical aspects of translation process research, on experimental research design and methodology, on data visualization and human translation modelling, and on qualitative and quantitative data analysis. There will be an opportunity to get hands-on experience with recording eye-tracking sessions as well as with the newest version of the TPR-DB. Participants are encouraged to discuss their research with each other and the lecturers and to explore possibilities that the TPR-DB offers to support their own research.

As in previous years, the course components will be taught by leading researchers in the respective fields. The mornings will be devoted to lectures and discussion, while the afternoon sessions will include participant presentations, hands-on sessions and consultation with the lecturers. Participants will learn how to prepare, run and analyze Translog-II experiments using the methods taught during the course. The course will be taught in English.

As a special event of this year's TPR course, we will celebrate CRITT's 10th birthday on Monday afternoon, August 17, and have invited three speakers who have closely followed CRITT activities over the years. Participation on Monday afternoon is free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Dinner is included in the fee for registered TPR course participants. Participants who are not registered or teaching at the TPR course can join the CRITT anniversary dinner on Monday evening for a payment of 400 DKK. (see details below).

The TPR course is followed by a course on Quantitative Methods for Communication Studies that will be useful to participants with a quantitative orientation. More information here

Registration for the TPR course is closed:

registered participants will receive a free copy of the brand-new book New Directions in Empirical Translation Process Research. Springer, 2015

Preliminary programme

The programme runs all days August 17 - 21, 2015, from 9.00 to 16.30 in Dalgas Have 15, Room 2Ø.091, CRITT / Copenhagen Business School

CRITT's 10th birthday party on Monday, August 17

On the occasion of CRITTS 10 years celebration, Sandra Halverson underlined that CRITT has contributed to an "immensely deeper and broader understanding of Translation Process Research", shown a "deep commitment to methodological rigor that is disseminated through its summer schools and workshops" with an "admirable generosity and hospitality that the center has shown to so many people". Andrew Chesterman remarked in his talk that "methodological sophistication has made CRITT a flagship; ... CRITT has become a model of how to do translation research"

Michael Carl's version of : 10 years of CRITT

Arnt Lykke Jakobsen's version of: 10 years of CRITT

Invited speakers

Silvia Hansen­ Schirra: Between shining­ through and normalization in translation from process to product and back again

Empirically­ based translati

on research has so far been developed within two major self­-standing approaches: corpus ­based work on properties of translated texts (product) and experimental studies of translators’ expert performance (process). Recent advances in corpus architecture and multi- level corpus querying and an increasing incorporation of methods from psycholinguistics and cognitive science into process­ oriented research point to a desired combination of corpus studies with a more direct, experimental insight into processing efforts for the development of an empirical model of the translation process.

Sandra L. Halverson: Cognitive Translation Studies and the merging of empirical paradigms: the case of ‘literal translation'

The current reintroduct

ion of the concept of ‘literal translation’ is an important development for two main reasons. Firstly, it has led to a range of intriguing empirical findings. Secondly,this revival exemplifies a more profound development in the field. This paper argues that the trajectory of this concept is one example of how cognitively oriente

d explanatory models are driving an integration of product- and p

rocess-based approaches to translational phenomena. As a way of moving forward, pertinent theoretical tools from bilingualism research are identified, and concluding remarks focus on implications for the field.

Andrew Chesterman: Reflections on a disciplinary trinity

The talk will focus on the relations between three views of Translation Studies: the empirical view, the hermeneutic view and the applied view, as originally formulated by James Holmes. In particular, I will discuss the role that must be played by conceptual analysis and interpretive hypotheses in any empirical project. Examples will be taken from conceptual issues raised by the CRITT research programme, such

as the problem of causality and different notions of explanation.

The 10 years CRITT celebration dinner

will take place in The Italian, Vester Voldgade, 25, 1552 København V. on Monday, August 17, starting from 18:30

non-registered participants are welcome to join the dinner. Please contact Kristian Tan

gsgaard Hvelplund ( before August 12, to reserve a place.

A reading list for the course can be downloaded from: here

Practical information

  • PhD course dates: August 17 - 21, 2015.
  • Participants: Minimum 12 to maximum 25 participants.
  • Tuition cost: 350 euros, includes coffee breaks, light lunches, the CRITT anniversary dinner and a copy of New Directions in Empirical Translation Process Research, Springer 2015
  • 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 max. 2 pages describing their research project by August 10, 2015.
  • Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Dalgas Have 15, Room 2Ø.091, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Registration & payment: please register under and send a mail to that you have done so.
  • Please contact Michael Carl ( for further information.


Course participants must make their own hotel reservations. As August is a holiday month you should make your hotel booking well in advance of the workshop. You may find the following suggestions useful but there are of course many other options:

Ascot Hotel**** (Studiestræde 61)

DK - 1554 Copenhagen V Located in the heart of Copenhagen, close to Tivoli, City Hall Square and Strøget (shoping street) but yet peacefully located. The hotel has a unique history with a past as Copenhagen's Bath House, the architecture of which creates a very special atmosphere. It takes app. 15 min. by taxi to get to Copenhagen Business School.

Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel**** (Falkoner Allé 9)

2000 Frederiksberg The hotel is located only a few minutes' drive from the centre of Copenhagen in the serene Frederiksberg district close to Copenhagen Business School. The hotel is a modern 16-storey hotel with 166 rooms offering views of the city. Guests have complimentary access to the hotel's Fitness Centre and complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel. The Falconer Hotel is only 20 minutes from Copenhagen International Airport with the metro line situated just 100 metres away.

Opera Hotel***

Charming old-English style hotel beside the Royal Theatre and Nyhavn

Wakeup Copenhagen**

A new cool, modern, budget hotel with low prices, trendy design and a central location.

Cabinn Hotel Scandinavia



Generator Hotel

Other links to accommodation:


The fifth International PhD-course in Translation Process Research takes place from August 17 - 21, 2015, between 9.00 to 16.30 in Dalgas Have 15, Room 2Ø.091 at CRITT / Copenhagen Business School

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Getting here

From the Airport

Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup) is eight kilometers southeast of the city. By Metro it takes less than 15 minutes to get to the city center and 20 minutes to get to CBS.

Taxis are also available (if you get a taxi make sure you give the correct address of the venue as there are several CBS buildings in the Frederiksberg neighbourhood).

Getting to CBS:

The easiest way to get to CBS, from almost anywhere in the Copenhagen area, is by taking the Metro (Lindevang Station is the Metro station right next to CBS at Dalgas Have). Metro trains depart every 4 to 6 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening. Travelling from the main station (Hovedbanegården, Tivoli) you get on Bus 2A bound for Tingbjerg/ Gavlhusvej and get off at Forum station. Get on the Metro M2 bound for Vanløse and get off at Lindevang Station for Dalgas Have.

Travelling from the airport you get on the Metro M2 bound for Vanløse and get off at Lindevang Station for Dalgas Have. This takes approx. 20 minutes. Remember to buy a ticket before boarding the train. Tickets are available from the DSB ticket office above the railway station in Terminal 3 and at ticket machines on the platform. The price for a one-way ticket is approx. DKK 30.-. You can see the location of Dalgas Have on this map.

The course is supported by the Department of International Business Communication (IBC)