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(Not) Lost in Translation: Psychological Adaptation Occurs During Speech Translation

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  • Tabea Meier
  • Ryan Boyd
  • Matthias R. Mehl
  • Anne Milek
  • James W. Pennebaker
  • Mike Martin
  • Markus Wolf
  • Andrea B. Horn
Publication date29/02/2020
Original languageEnglish
EventSociety for Personality and Social Psychology - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 27/02/202029/02/2020


ConferenceSociety for Personality and Social Psychology
Abbreviated titleSPSP
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Internet address


Studying psychological adaptation in translations, we analyzed TED Talks to investigate whether translators assimilate to the original speaker’s gendered language style or whether they implicitly project their own gendered language style onto the translation. The LIWC-based results suggest that translators manage to capture the psychological signature in the message, beyond the mere content.