View from the Conference Center terrace


The 6th edition of the UCCTS conference (Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies) will be organized by the Department of Interpreting and Translation of the University of Bologna (Italy) at the Bertinoro University Residential Centre. Originally planned for September 2020, the conference has been postponed by one year due to the COVID-19 emergency. The new dates are 9-11 September 2021

In keeping with the spirit of the venue and the conference series, we hope to hold the conference as a mainly in-presence event. Due to the safety measures that will probably still be in place, room capacity will be reduced and poster sessions will go digital, with the possibility of online or onsite presentation. 


UCCTS is a biennial international conference which was launched by Richard Xiao in 2008 to provide an international forum for the exploration of theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation/interpreting studies. The 2018 edition (that was held at the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics of the University of Louvain, Belgium) was dedicated to the memory of Richard, who sadly passed away in January 2016.

Corpus use in contrastive linguistics and translation studies is nowadays well-established, also thanks to this Conference series, which throughout the years has provided a forum for advances in methodology, theory, analysis and applications of corpus-based contrastive and translation studies. 

UCCTS 2021 will bring together researchers who collect, annotate, analyze and use corpora to inform contrastive linguistics and translation studies, alone or in combination with other data sources and methods, to shed light on the complex nature of language use in a linguistically diverse world