CETRA Chair Professor 2019 announced

Jemina-NapierIt is our pleasure to announce that the next CETRA Chair Professor is chosen. Professor Jemina Napier of Heriot-Watt University will be the CETRA Chair Professor of our 2019 Research Summer School in Translation Studies.

Prof. Napier’s research interests and expertise focus around three strands of intercultural communication: (1) language and communication in the context of interpreter-mediated communication – primarily with signed language interpreters and the Deaf community. Adopting sociolinguistic, discourse analytic and sociological explorations of signed language interpretation in context (particularly education, legal and medical) to inform the wider field of interpreting studies, applied linguistics and intercultural communication; (2) how deaf adults actually use signed language to communicate in their lives in terms of bilingualism, language contact and identity; and (3) translation and interpreting pedagogy, using action research to explore aspects of distance education, blended learning, curriculum innovation and discourse-based teaching practices. She has taught, researched and published in all of these areas.

More information about Prof. Napier can be found here.

This summer school will take place at KU Leuven, Belgium, from 19 to 30 August 2019. Detailed information about the exact place, the application procedure, the scholarships, the programme and the venue of our research summer school in Translation Studies will be available on this CETRA blog and on the CETRA website in due time.

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