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Mr Andrew Read
Mr Andrew Read
postal addressRoom 839 Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom, M5 4WT.
telephone+44 (0)161-295 4378
Key Memberships
From September 2011 to September 2012.
From September 2011 to September 2012.
From September 2011 to September 2012.
Profile Summary

In September 2012, I was appointed Lecturer in German at the University of Salford, having contributed to the Master's degree programmes in translation and interpreting for several years at the Universities of Salford and Sheffield. I am also currently completing my PhD in Translation Studies at the University of Manchester.

My principal research interests lie in the field of literary translation studies, and particularly the translation of fictional speech. I am especially fascinated by the ways in which translators deal with markers of spoken style and with situation-related (as opposed to user-related) variation in a literary context.

Recently, I have also become interested in comparing the approaches taken by, on the one hand, translators working in different languages and, on the other, writers adapting a work for performance in the same language.

A further interest underlying much of my research and teaching is in the interface between the theoretical and practical aspects of translation. This reflects my previous experience as a working translator of specialist texts.

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Honours and Awards

I was awarded a full doctoral award to support my PhD studies at the University of Manchester.


I was awarded this prize for outstanding achievement in translation among those students achieving a diploma or Master's degree in translating or interpreting during my period of study.