LINGUIST List 23.951

Fri Feb 24 2012

Qs: Call for Participants: Language Technology Study

Editor for this issue: Zac Smith <>

Date: 21-Feb-2012
From: Elizabeth Marshman <>
Subject: Call for Participants: Language Technology Study
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We are currently seeking language professionals to participate in thestudy described below. For any additional information please contactElizabeth Marshman at

Have language technologies put you in the driver’s seat at work? Or doyou feel as if you’re just along for the ride? We want to know!

Language technologies play a growing role in the language industrytoday. They can allow us to achieve things we would never havebelieved possible or practical, but they can also bring equallyunanticipated challenges. In either case, they can affect the ways thatwe as language professionals perceive our role and our work. Do youfeel that the use of language technologies has affected your controlover your work and how you do it? We want to know.

You are invited to participate in the study “Powering the languageindustry and empowering language professionals: A dual role forlanguage technologies?” conducted by Elizabeth Marshman, AssistantProfessor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Translation andInterpretation. To participate, any time until April 15, 2012, simply fill outour anonymous, online questionnaire at and tellus about your personal observations and perceptions.

By investing a few minutes of your time in sharing your opinions abouttechnologies’ influence, you can help language professionals, clientsand employers, professional associations, technology developers andeducators to better understand how technologies affect how “incontrol” you as language professionals feel in various aspects of yourwork, and some of the main benefits and drawbacks of technology use.

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

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