LINGUIST List 32.2453

Thu Jul 22 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Psycholing, Translation/Germany

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 22-Jul-2021
From: Arndt Heilmann <>
Subject: TRICKLET Conference
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Full Title: TRICKLET Conference

Date: 19-May-2022 - 20-May-2022
Location: Aachen, Germany
Contact Person: Jonas Freiwald
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 12-Nov-2021

Meeting Description:

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We, the TRICKLET team at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, are hosting a translation studies conference on May 19-20, 2022. The conference theme is “Model building in empirical translation studies”.

In recent years, a wide range of empirical studies have yielded insight on various aspects of translations, using increasingly sophisticated corpus-linguistic or psycholinguistic methods. It is time to take stock of this empirical insight and review the contribution of these studies to an emerging model or theory of translation that is grounded in empirical evidence. This conference offers a space for the discussion of the compatibility and convergence of these contributions, and whether the multiple dimensions that they cover can be meaningfully integrated into one consistent model of translation. Specifically, the conference will also encourage insight into the role of language theory in an empirical translation model. We would like to invite you to contribute to this joint effort and to enter this discussion by presenting an oral paper or a poster.

At the moment, we are planning the conference as an in-person event, here with us in Aachen. Below, you will find our call for papers. Please feel free to forward it to your colleagues. You can also visit our website (still partly under construction):

We are looking forward to your contributions! If you have any questions, please contact

The TRICKLET Team (Stella Neumann, Jonas Freiwald, Arndt Heilmann, Tatiana Serbina and Zoe Miljanovic)

Call for Papers:

Papers on the topics below will be welcomed, though the following is by no means an exhaustive list:
- Combining translation product and process perspectives
- Translation workflow studies
- The role of external agents (e.g. editors) in translation
- Individual variation/Style
- Translation shifts
- Innovative ways of analyzing typical properties of translation/translationese
- Explanations for translational features and constraints
- Literal/Default translation
- Translation as constrained communication
- Register variation
- (Multivariate approaches to) translation quality
- The role of translation resources in translation product and process
- Contribution of machine translation and post-editing to a translation model
- Language theory and translation theory
- Translation and bilingualism
- Translation into and out of the L2

The papers are required to have a strong empirical background either by reporting empirical findings or by drawing on the results of previous empirical studies for a contribution towards theorizing translation.

We welcome papers that draw on a wide range of (quantitative) empirical methods including but not limited to corpus-based, experimental, observational methods, combinations of methods and machine learning approaches. Two types of submission will be accepted:
- Oral papers
- Posters

Abstracts should be between 800 and 1,000 words (please indicate whether you prefer a paper or a poster presentation). Both types of submission should include a list of references (not included in the word count). They should provide a clear outline of the aim of the study, including clearly articulated research question(s), details of the data and method(s), and results. Preference will be given to papers that can already report results and that evaluate the informativeness of findings with the help of statistics. We also encourage contributions that discuss how their empirical findings can inform an empirical model of translation.

Papers will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. They will be peer-reviewed by the scientific committee in a double-blind approach.

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 12 Nov 2021
Notification of acceptance: 21 Jan 2022
Conference: 19-20 May 2022

Organising committee: The TRICKLET Team
Conference website:

Page Updated: 22-Jul-2021