Prof. Silvia Hansen-Schirra

The linguist and translation scholar Silvia Hansen-Schirra engages in research on a number of topics, such as corpus linguistics, computer-aided translation, as well as translation process and comprehensibility studies. She was the first translation scholar who integrated deep annotation and text processing in empirical and descriptive translation research and was among the first researchers to combine corpus-based analyses with cognitive experiments. In the upcoming years, she is planning to intensify the linkage of translation research with computer- and psycholinguistics in order to gain further knowledge on the cognitive foundations of translation.