Prof. Dr. Oliver Czulo

Prof. Dr. Oliver Czulo

Professor

Translationswissenschaft (Übersetzen/Übersetzungswissenschaft)
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 5505
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37601
Fax: +49 341 97-37649

Prof. Dr. Oliver Czulo

Prof. Dr. Oliver Czulo

Institute Head

Institute of Applied Linguistics and Translatology
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 5505
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37601
Fax: +49 341 97-37649

Abstract

In April 2017, I took on the position as full professor of Translation Studies at the University of Leipzig. Before, I held an Assistant Professor („Juniorprofessor“) position for Translation-relevant Linguistics at the Translation Faculty at the University of Mainz.


I attended Saarland University, where I received my diploma in computational linguistics and my PhD in machine translation. My thesis work focused on developing ways of automatically comparing verb valence between English and German using parallel corpora. During a one-year stay at ICSI at the University of California in Berkeley in 2011 and 2012, I worked with researchers in the FrameNet Project, who are building a lexical database based on frame semantic analyses. I am interested in how grammar and semantics interact in translation, and how digitalisation affects various modes of multilingual communication.


Professional career

  • since 04/2017
    Full Professor in Translation Studies @ IALT, University of Leipzig
  • 10/2013 - 03/2017
    Assistant Professor for Translation-relevant Linguistics @ University of Mainz in Germersheim
  • 07/2007 - 10/2013
    teaching and research position @ Translation Studies, University of Mainz, Germersheim
  • 10/2011 - 09/2012
    visiting PostDoc researcher @ FrameNet research group, ICSI Berkeley
  • 11/2006 - 06/2011
    doctoral student @ chair for Machine Translation, Saarland University
  • 07/2006 - 12/2007
    research position @ IAI, the Institute for Applied Information Sciences at Saarland University (main website, r&d website)

Education

  • 10/2003 - 02/2004
    student @ Centre for Computational Linguistics, Charles University Prague
  • 10/2000 - 05/2006
    student @ Computational Linguistics at Saarland University
  • 10/1999 - 09/2000
    student @ English Studies, Romance Studies and Computational Linguistics at University of Heidelberg

Research Interests

  • Multilingual corpora in translation studies & teaching
  • Syntax-Semantics interface in translation
  • Frame Semantics
  • Construction Grammar




Main topics taught and supervised

  • Corpus-based translation studies
  • Translation technologies
  • Frame Semantics