The group belongs to the Faculty of Education and International Studies and is unique in that it unites researchers on signed languages and spoken languages. We strive to integrate these aspects in our research plans. We also have ambitions to utilise this unique competence to be a national centre for interdisciplinary interpreting research that will attract interpreting and language researchers and scholars from Norway and beyond.
Our professional vision is to contribute to new insights on professional communication in societies characterised by linguistic diversity and we will do so by consolidating, developing and disseminating research on interdisciplinary topics.
Heads of research group
- Intercultural encounters in academia and work places in South Caucasus and Norway, EURASIA.
- Intercultural communication in academic settings in South Caucasus Countries and Norway, EURASIA.
- The role of sign language and spoken language interpreting in public sector in Russia and Norway, UTFORSK.
- COIL in Deaf Studies and Sign Language
- Interpreting depiction - a cognitive-functional approach.
- Exploring Sight Translation from a Multimodal (Inter) actionist perspective.
- Other-initiated repair in Norwegian Sign Language conversation.
- Interpreter-mediated communication and language discordance in the education of public sector professionals.