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Salford Languages Research Group

The Salford Languages Research Group has particular expertise in the applied use of European languages in academic, professional and cultural contexts, and it also possesses expertise within Arabic translation and interpreting. Its members have participated in the National Centre of Languages Steering Group to review the National Standards in Translation; obtained external research funding from the AHRC; and possess specialized professional experience in environments ranging from the Jordan News Agency to European Works Councils. The Research Group members have been invited to give presentations at a range of institutions including the Université Rennes 2, The University of Stirling, and the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, London. Members of the group specialize in – and have published extensively in – interdisciplinary, real-world research areas focusing on language and contemporary society.

  • Arabic language, translation, interpreting; Arabic-English legal translation; interpreting pedagogy.
  • French language, translation, and interpreting studies; North American French; public service interpreting, new technologies in interpreter-mediated court hearings; sociological paradigms in interpreting studies.
  • German language and conference interpreting; non-verbal communication in conference interpreting.
  • Italian language, translation, media, culture.
  • Spanish language and translation; translation pedagogy.
  • Lexicography; semantic web terminology.

The Research Group welcomes proposals for collaborative research projects and initiatives from professional bodies and academic institutions. It is not currently accepting new PhD students.

North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership

Currently available funded PhD studentships for 2019-20

Research areas
Mr Jérôme Devaux, M.A.
French language, interpreting, public service interpreting
Dr Ahmed Elgindy
Arabic language, translation
Ms. Maria Jesus Fernandez Prieto
Spanish language and translation; translation pedagogy; lexicography
Dr William Hope
Italian language, translation and media
Ms. Vanessa John, M.A.
German language and conference interpreting
Dr Kim Langtree
French language, translation
Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate
Arabic language, translation, interpreting

Dr William Hope

Salford Languages,
Room 805, Maxwell Building
The University of Salford,
Salford M5 4WT.

t: 0161 295 4914