LINGUIST List 32.3326

Fri Oct 22 2021

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

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 14-Oct-2021
From: Tatiana Serbina <>
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:

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)

2nd Call for Papers:

We would like to announce our second call for papers of the TRICKLET conference on May 19-20, 2022. The conference theme is “Model building in empirical translation studies”. Abstracts need to be submitted via e-mail by November 12. Please send them as PDFs to

As the conference aims at facilitating interaction, it is scheduled as an in-person event, and we want to strongly encourage all the attendees to join us here in Aachen. However, in those cases where attending in person is impossible due to travel restrictions or health considerations, we will also allow online participation. We will continually monitor the pandemic situation, and if necessary, we will change the format in line with public health regulations.

For further information, please visit the conference website at: or contact the conference organisers via email at We are looking forward to your contributions!

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

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 and features of translation/translationese
- Sources of explanation 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

Abstracts need to be submitted via e-mail by November 12. Please send them as PDFs to Try to avoid references to yourself in the abstract.

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-Oct-2021