Investigating Register Shifts in Scientific and Technical Translation

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Forschungsprojekt Investigating Register Shifts in Scientific and Technical Translation 
Leitung Prof. Dr. Monika Krein-Kühle 
Fakultät Fakultät für Informations- und Kommunikationswissenschaften  
Institut Institut für Translation und Mehrsprachige Kommunikation  
Abstract This research investigates register shifts in scientific and technical translation, addressing the question of how and to what extent specific translation-relevant features are governed and constrained by register aspects. The research is based on the Cologne Specialized Translation Corpus, a high-quality translation corpus designed for translational research, and is embedded in a sound theoretical and methodological framework. This corpus-in-context study will take due account of all textual and extra-textual aspects that trigger specific uses of language in a particular situation. Recent findings suggest a need for greater emphasis on the quality of the translation product, so researchers may obtain more reliable results and a better understanding of the constrained nature of translation.