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Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State

Datum bericht: 23 september 2013

The Arts and humanites Research Council Translating Cultures Programme has announced the award of one of its three large grants of £2 Million to the project, Researching Multilingually, lead by Professor Alison Phipps, University of Glasgow, GRAMNet. The project runs for 3 years, starting 1st April, 2014.

Dr. Karin Zwaan, from the Centre for Migration Law, will be participating in this project as an international co-investigator.

The project has two overarching aims:

1) to research interpreting, translation and multilingual practices in challenging contexts, and,

2) while doing so, to evaluate appropriate research methods (traditional and arts based) and develop theoretical approaches for this type of academic exploration.

An international team of researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds, research experiences, different languages and performance skills will conduct international comparative research on translation and interpretation at different kinds of border in order to develop theory, ethical research practices and research methodologies in relation to multilingual research.

The project is lead by Professor Alison Phipps, OBE, of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network, and the School of Education, University of Glasgow

For more information about AHRC, go to: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

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