The ACTRES Project

ACTRES (Contrastive Analysis and Translation English-Spanish in its Spanish acronym) started as a long-term research enterprise at the Department of Modern Languages of the University of León, Spain and the CITTAC (Centre for Research on Bilingual Terminology, Specialized Translation and Contrastive Analysis in its Spanish acronym) at the University of Valladolid, in co-operation with scholars from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/ EHU), Miguel de Cervantes European University (UEMC) and University of Deusto (UD).

Food processing industry

An essential part of this long-term goal is the active collaboration with agents in the food processing industry, particularly quality wine producers and gastronomic businesses.

Project

ACTRES is currently funded by the Spanish Agency for Research, Development and Innovation (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness), project FFI2016-75672-R.

Research interests

Contrastive analysis, translation studies, comparative stylistics, corpus-based lexical-grammar, teaching English as a foreign language in primary school, natural language processing, computational linguistics, machine translation among others.

Researchers

Meet our team

Dr Rosa Rabadán

Principal investigator - Full professor

Research interests: contrastive analysis, translation studies, comparative stylistics.

Dr Noelia Ramón

Dr Noelia Ramón

Co-Principal investigator - University professor

Research interests: contrastive analysis, translation studies, corpus linguistics.

Dr Purificación Fdez.-Nistal

Full professor

Research interests: contrastive analysis, terminology, translation quality assessment, translation technology.

Dra. Belén Labrador

Dra. Belén Labrador

Associate professor

Research interests: Contrastive analysis, translation studies, corpus linguistics, teaching English as a foreign language in primary and secondary education.

Dr Belén López-Arroyo

University professor

Research interests: contrastive analysis, contrastive rhetoric, language for specific purposes.

Dr Isabel Pizarro

Associate Professor

Research interests: contrastive analysis, corpus linguistics, terminology.

Dr Marlén Izquierdo

Dr Marlén Izquierdo

Associate Professor

Research interests: corpus lingustics, translation studies, contrastive analysis.

Dr María Teresa Ortego Antón

Lecturer

Research interests: Bilingual Lexicography, terminology, Specialized translation, Corpus linguistics and translation studies.

Dr María Pérez-Blanco

Lecturer

Research interests: corpus linguistics, translation studies, contrastive analysis.

Dr Francisco Palacios Burgos

Associate professor

Research interests: software development, System administration.

Dr Hugo Sanjurjo-González

Lecturer

Research interests: computational linguistis, natural language processing, corpus linguistics, machine learning, web development, semantics.

Dr Leticia Moreno-Pérez

Lecturer

Research interests: contrastive analysis, contrastive rhetoric, language for specific purposes.

Dr Ana Frankenberg-García

Senior Lecturer

Research interests: Translation Studies and Corpus Linguistics, lexicography, Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Tools, applications and corpora

The tools and applications produced are intended for a wide range of users, such as non-linguist professionals in a variety of fields, language services providers, students, trainers, researchers and anyone whose job involves working with the language pair English-Spanish.
Tools

Tools

The ACTRES team has built some specific working tools to facilitate comparable corpus-based contrastive analysis.

Applications

Applications

Technical and Professional Writing 2.0
Technical and Professional Writing 1.0
CLANES Prototype: Controlled Natural Language
PETRA 1.0: Evaluation of translations
PETRA 2.0: (post-)editing of translations (under development)
Transfer and commercialization

Corpora

Corpora

Monolingual, parallel and comparable corpora.

Contact

Address

Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Campus de Vegazana, s/n. 24071 León ESPAÑA

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