Our research focus

CTISS aims to foster a research setting that enables outstanding researchers to progress leading projects which deliver world class research of global relevance.

We actively promote interdisciplinary work across contexts, genres and modalities. The incorporation of sign language studies within the Centre coordinates with the wider epistemological move towards multimodality and digital analytical platforms.

Key research areas

CTISS focuses on increasing research productivity in:

  • Public service interpreting in spoken and signed languages (encompassing access to legal services, healthcare, media and technology, interpreting pedagogy, and language brokering across all domains).
  • Technology and multi-modality in translation, including audio-visual translation
  • Corpus based translation studies
  • Community, conference and business interpreting and socio- and applied linguistics
  • Deaf and Sign Language Studies (including work with British, American, Australian and Chinese signing communities)
  • Language policy initiatives