The Translation Studies Research Community (TRAST) of the University of Helsinki gathers researchers working on translation and interpreting studies, terminology, and translation technology. Translation and interpretation have a significant role in society. For example, translation and interpretation are essential components of language policy and contribute to the achievement of linguistic rights. Literary translations and translations of nonfictional texts have an important impact on the development of written language, literature, and culture and society as a whole. Through our research, we aim at improving translation and interpreting quality, highlighting the importance of translation and interpreting in contemporary society, and ensuring translator and interpreter education of high quality. Our research is multidisciplinary and combines translation studies with other relevant fields such as literary studies, linguistics, sociology, semiotics, cognitive science, language technology, and digital humanities.
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