University of Surrey Institute of Advanced Studies

University of Surrey


Integrating Multimodality in the study of Dialogue Interpreting

31 August 2015 - 1 September 2015

This two-day international workshop represents a very timely first step towards the advancement of multimodal approaches to the study of Dialogue Interpreting (DI). Current research on DI, which is a key practice in the present era of globalization, migration and mobility, has not fully accounted for the variety of integrated resources participants employ to co-construct meaning (verbal and embodied). The workshop therefore aims to address the urgent need to develop novel, rigorous and holistic research methods to investigate the interplay between multiple levels of interaction in DI, which is further strengthened by the emergence of new modes of interpreting, such as video-mediated interpreting. To this end, scholars from various fields of study (interpreting, multimodality, communication, sociology, theatre, ICTs, etc.) are invited to contribute to the process of consolidating this new area of enquiry.


Cecilia Wadensjö, Stockholm University, Sweden

Lorenza Mondada, University of Basel, Switzerland

Christian Licoppe, Telecom ParisTech, France

Claudia Angelelli, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

Franz Pöchhacker, University of Vienna, Austria

Jemina Napier, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

Sergio Pasquandrea, University of Perugia, Italy

Claudio Bendazzoli, University of Turin, Italy



Elena Davitti and Sabine Braun, Centre for Translation Studies, School of English and Languages, University of Surrey



David Frohlich, Professor of Interaction Design and Director of DWRC (Digital World Research Centre)

Rosina Marquez Reiter, Reader in Communication, School of English and Languages

Kirk Woolford, Reader and Subject Leader in Digital Media Arts, School of Arts



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