Dries Cavents

Dries Cavents

MULTIPLES , Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
EQTIS , Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

Phone: +32 9 331 19 77

Research themes: Communication, media and discourse

Dries started his academic career studying Applied Linguistics at the KU Leuven in Antwerp, with the language combination English, Italian and French. After two years in Belgium, he left for Italy for a year, where he completed his Bachelor's degree at the Università degli Studi di Trieste. Back in Belgium, he started the Master's in Interpreting, with the same language combination, also at the KU Leuven. After having obtained his Master's degree, he still had not had enough of interpreting, so he started the Postgraduate Course in Conference Interpreting in Brussels to learn all the tricks of the trade. At the end of this very practically-oriented course, he wanted to go back to more academic pursuits and decided to start an interpreting doctorate at Ghent University. So, currently he is working on a project that investigates how interpreters deal with politeness within interpreter-mediated conversations and where the differences between online and face-to-face conversations lie.

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