Prof Cecilia Wadensjö


  • PhD in Communication Studies, Linköping University, 1992,
  • Docent, Communication Studies, Linköping University, 2003,
  • Professor, The Institute for Interpretation and Translation Studies, SU, since 2009.
  • Certified Interpreter (Swedish–Russian) Stockholm, 1978, renewed every 5 year.
PhD Dissertation: Interpreting in Interction: On dialogue-interpreting in immigration hearings and medical encounters. Linköping Studies in Arts and Science No 83
Current work/ Research profile The nature of interpreter-mediated interaction in institutional encounters. Interpreting in courtrooms and police interrogations. Testing and assessment of interpreters.
MembershipThe EU Action Grant project Qualitas: Assessing Legal Interpreting through Testing and Certification (JUST/2011/JPEN/AG/2889)
Selected publicationsWadensjö, Cecilia, 1998. Interpreting as Interaction. London: LongmanWadensjö, Cecilia, Birgitta Englund-Dimitrova, Anna-Lena Nilsson (eds.), 2007. The Critical Link 4: Professionalisation of Interpreting in the Community. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.Wadensjö, Cecilia, 2008. In and Off the Show: Co-constructing 'invisibility' in an Interpreter-Mediated Talk Show Interview. In META: journal des traducteurs/META:Translators' Journal, Vol 53, n°1, 2008, p. 184-203.Wadensjö, Cecilia, 2009. Telephone Interpreting and the Synchronization of Talk in Social Interaction, in Baker, Mona (ed.) Translation Studies, volume IV. London: Routledge, p. 301-318.Wadensjö, Cecilia, 2011. "Status of Interpreters". In Gambier, Yves and Luc van Doorslaer (eds.) Handbook of Translation Studies. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, p. 140-145.


Qualitas: Ensuring LIT Quality through Testing and Certification
01/12/2012 - 30/11/2014
The Qualitas Project complements and furthers the work done on previous EU projects. Its main objective is to enhance the ability of Member States to ensure reliable interpreting services to the legal system. This can best be achieved by providing the correct tools to adequately ...

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