PACTE - Procés d'Adquisició de la Competència Traductora i Avaluació

Principal researcher
Amparo Hurtado Albir

Allison Beeby, Olivia Fox, Anabel Galán, Gabriele Grauwinkel, Anna Kuznik, Gisela Massana-Roselló, Wilhelm Neunzig, Christian Olalla-Soler, Patricia Rodríguez-Inés, Lupe Romero, Stefanie Wimmer.

PACTE group’s main research interests are:

1. Empirical and experimental-based research on  translation competence and its acquisition in written translation.
2. Translator training
3. Empirical and experimental research in Translation Studies
4. The use of new technologies in translation research.

Main fields of research of the Department of Translation and Interpreting of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona:

- Empirical Research Methodology in Translation and Interpreting Studies
- Cognitive Processes in Translating and Interpreting
- Translator and Interpreter Training
- Tradumatica. Translation and Information Technologies
- Professional and Employment-related Aspects of Translation and Interpreting
- Textuality and Translation

PACTE has been a competitive research group since1997 and a consolidated group (as recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya) since 2002. It was a member of the Institut de Neurociències of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2001-2009) and is now a member of GReCO (Grup de Recerca en Competències) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

PACTE initiated the Thematic Network TREC (Translation, Research, Empiricism, Cognition), which brings together experts in empirical and experimental research in translation from around the world, and coordinated it for two years.


Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació

Edifici K - Campus de la UAB - 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) - Barcelona, Spain.
Tel.: +34 - 93 586 89 01 - Fax: +34 - 93 581 27 62

The book Researching Translation Competence by PACTE Group is now out. Click here for more details.

didTRAD 2016 - Book of abstracts available here.

didTRAD 2016 - Programme available here.

didTRAD 2016 - Registration is open until June 13.

didTRAD 2016 - 2nd circular available here

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