Departments and Units

Aurélie Picton

Aurélie PICTON
Associate Professor
Phone: +41 22 37 98723
Office: 6329 - Uni Mail

Teaching Activities
Lexique et ressources langagières (applied lexicology)
Terminologie (terminology)
Langues de spécialité (language for special purposes)
Corpus pour la traduction (corpora for translation)

Research Interests
Variation in LSP, esp. diastraty and diachrony
Socioterminology and Textual Terminology
Corpus linguistics and textual terminology, computer-assisted terminology
Ergonomy and translation / impact of technologies
Role of domain specialists in terminology; expertise


Aurélie Picton is an associate professor at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Geneva (Department of Translation Technology, referred to by its French acronym TIM). 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 is an associate member at the Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte (OLST, Department of Linguistics and Translation, University of Montreal). Her main research interests cover the analysis of dialectal variation in specialized discourses, from a socioterminological and textual perspective. She is also interested in the impact of technologies on language practice (e.g. ANR CRISTAL project (2012-2016)). Since 2005, she has been involved in several applied projects on terminological variation and term circulation, in particular in the fields of space, humanitarian studies, particle physics, and medicine (and currently with her team in the framework of the Patients partenaires project at the HUG).