Aims:

  • The focus of the CTISS is on translation and interpreting, and related language and communication practices, as the subjects of basic and applied study in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Bringing together research expertise across the aligned disciplines of translation studies, interpreting studies, sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, our researchers engage in interdisciplinary work to examine translation, interpreting and languaging as situated social practices in Scottish and global contexts; as well as approaches to the learning and teaching of languages, translation and interpreting.
  • CTISS promotes cutting-edge research through the lenses of multimodality, multilingualism and technology.
  • Aligning with the research strategy of Heriot-Watt University, the CTISS aligns our research goals with the key themes of inclusivity and global challenges.