Carmen Acosta Vicente

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Description of research and teaching

I am a salaried doctoral researcher in interpreting and translation studies in the Doctoral Programme in Language Studies. I hold a BA in Translation and Interpreting from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and an MSc in Interpreting from Heriot-Watt University.

My primary research interests lie in interpreting studies, sociolinguistics, interactional linguistics, the interpreter’s agency, and the sociological aspects surrounding interpreting practice. During my master's, I developed an interest in the potential impact gender-related issues might have on interpreter-mediated encounters, which inspired me to pursue a Ph.D. My article-based doctoral dissertation analyses the interpreter’s gender performance in public service interpreting, with a special focus on healthcare interpreting. In particular, I seek to identify how the interpreter's gender is constructed in interaction as well as the impact it has on communication. 






Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Interpreting Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Public service interpreting
  • Interactional linguistics
  • Agency
  • Conversation analysis
  • Gender
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Finnish

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.