Prof Aurélie Picton

Ms Aurélie Picton

Aurélie Picton is assistant professor at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Geneva.

She teaches courses in terminology, applied lexicology, languages for special purposes and corpora for translation. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics in 2009, at the University of Toulouse (CLLE-ERSS, scholarship from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and the French national space agency (Cnes)). She held several post-doctoral positions, at the Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte (OLST, Department of Linguistics and Translation, University of Montreal) and at the Institut universitaire de formation de maîtres IUFM (aujourd'hui Ecole supérieure du professorat et de l'éducation). Her research interests include: (diachronic) variation in terminology, textual terminology, corpus linguistics for translation and terminology and Natural Language Processing tools.

Research Interests

  • Terminology and diachrony, neology, knowledge evolution
  • Corpus linguistics and textual terminology, computer-assisted terminology
  • Corpus use and usefulness for translation
  • Role of domain experts in terminology