Spring school 2014
Belgrade (Serbia), 11th – 13th April 2014
in cooperation with ATSZJ
(one of the two Serbian Signlanguage Organisations)
Registration is closed.
What is the efsli Spring school 2014 about?
This year’s Spring School will provide an introduction to the various phases and aspects of conducting research for sign language interpreters and trainers of sign language interpreters, including those with little or no research experience. The programme will lead participants from learning about the initial stages of a research project to its completion, i.e. from developing research questions and creating a successful and appropriate research design to the dissemination of findings to various parties and audiences. Sessions will give tasters of different quantitative and qualitative methods used in sign language interpreting research to generate and analyse data, particularly covering aspects of survey designs, conducting interviews and focus groups, case study research, ethnographic methods, and action research practices. We will reflect on motivations, roles and responsibilities, ethical implications, collaboration between different participants in the research process, as well as go through some more technical aspects such as data analysis tools and how to write an academic paper. Sessions, delivered in a seminar style with lecture elements will leave ample time for discussions, reflections and exchange of ideas on how to apply the learned to own interests and projects. Participants with or without concrete ambitions of conducting research are welcome.
Training will take place in Belgrade (Serbia) at “Parobrod”.
Parobrod is a Cultural Centre of Municipality of Stari Grad in Belgrade
For more information visit: www.ukparobrod.rs
- Initial stages: From ideas to research questions to research design
- Roles and responsibilities: some ethical considerations
- Quantitative and qualitative methodologies
- Survey methods
- Interviews and focus groups
- Ethnographic and case study research
- Collaborative research and action research
- Data analysis
- Dissemination: Academic writing, presentation and beyond
Who is the trainer?
Dr Svenja Wurm
Dr Svenja Wurm is a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where she acts as programme director for the European Master’s in Sign Language Interpreting (EUMASLI) run together with German and Finnish Universities. Svenja has been part of a team developing the first full-time undergraduate degree in BSL-English interpreting in Scotland which has been implemented at Heriot-Watt University in 2012. She supervises doctoral theses in various areas of Interpreting and Translation Studies and has been involved in teaching theoretical and applied courses in translation and interpreting theory and methodology, BSL translation, subtitling and German. She is co-organiser of the Edinburgh-based EdSign lecture series and was part of the editing team of the publication series The Sign Language Translator and Interpreter published by St Jerome. Her research exploring the notion of signed language translation (rather than interpreting) is characteristic of her general research interests in recorded translation involving written and signed texts, multimodal translation, Deaf literacy practices and qualitative methodology, as well as addressing her more general motivation to encourage exchange between signed and spoken/written language translation, and translation and interpreting scholarship.
Communication at efsli Spring School
How much does it cost?
efsli Individual Members, GDP <20.000 = 180 euro
efsli Individual Members, GDP >20.000 = 280 euro
NON members of efsli, GDP <20.000 = 360 euro
NON members of efsli, GDP >20.000 = 560 euro
Who can register?
All Sign language interpreters and/or trainers interested in this topic, with or without concrete ambitions of conducting research are welcome.
How do I register?
Registration is closed.
If you have any questions about this please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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