Translation and Transcultural Research
Learning how languages help us communicate and live across borders and cultures
Examining how societies and cultures are affected by migration, translation, multilingualism, cultural identity and communication is vital in learning how languages help us communicate across borders and cultures. The Translation and Transcultural Research Cluster aims to advance our understanding of these areas and issues, promoting research collaboration between facilities and schools.
We encourage proactive research and teaching collaborations with world-class universities and centres in the field, both locally and internationally. Our cluster offers seminars and symposiums, links with professional translators, and welcomes visiting fellows from across the world to share their research in this field.
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We invite students to complete their PhD in Translation and Transcultural Research in areas as broad as:
- comparative analysis of translations across languages and times
- bilingual or multilingual research projects in European, Asian and Indigenous languages
- theory and practice of language and immigration
- social aspects of transculturalism
- theory and practice of literary translation
- machine translation
- poetry translation in a multitude of languages
Knowledge of languages other than English, or interest in theoretical and practical aspects of transcultural contact and communication, is a prerequisite for this PhD.
For more information on PhD opportunities, contact Professor Hélène Jaccomard at email@example.com
With a wealth of professional translation experience, our staff are highly esteemed teachers and researchers whose work represents the frontier of translation studies.
Dr Anna Gadd is a Lecturer in European languages within UWA’s School of Humanities.Read more
Dr Dale Adams
Dr Dale Adams is a lecturer in German language, literature and culture, and Deputy Head of Education (Enterprise) for the School of Humanities.Read more
Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Professor Hélène Jaccomard is a multilingual researcher in the School of Humanities at UWA.Read more
Professor John Kinder
Professor John Kinder is a respected linguist, Italian language and culture specialist, author, language researcher and educator at The University of Western Australia.Read more
Interested in collaborating with us?
We invite collaborators with research and teaching expertise in the following areas to submit proposals for research collaborations:
- Translation Studies
- Asian Studies
- English and Cultural Studies
- European Languages and Studies
- Indigenous Languages
- Natural Language
- Computer Sciences
Contact Professor Hélène Jaccomard, European Languages and Studies
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