Established in 2014, the Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (CSTIC) at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau, is an academic platform for cross-disciplinary research with a focus on deploying large bilingual corpora and laboratory methods for the study of the cognitive processes of translating and interpreting.
At CSTIC, large parallel bilingual corpora are mandatorily used for investigating translational patterns across independently-produced translations of the same source and probing the underlying cognition of the working translator/interpreter. A cognition laboratory equipped with eye-trackers, EEG and fNIR is being established to conduct further original and front-line researches. Theoretical and methodological developments are based on the informed understanding of the nature and properties of translating/interpreting as the act of bilingual processing in the brain of the translator/interpreter. In addition, CSTIC also serves as a functionary for a broader range of research and scholarly activities on and out of UM campus, among them providing professional services and forging closer regional and international ties for collaboration and cooperation.