Katrijn Maryns

I am associate professor in the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication My linguistic-ethnographic research examines multilingual practices and linguistic inequality in institutional contexts of asylum and migration. I am the author of ‘The asylum speaker: Language in the Belgian asylum procedure’ (Routledge 2006) and co-editor of the book series ‘Translation, Interpreting and Social Justice in a Globalised World' (Multilingual Matters). I am supervising several projects on language and migration, including research on multilingual communication between immigration lawyers and their refugee clients, on migrants and refugees with a linguistically vulnerable profile (speakers of lesser diffused languages, low literacies), on video-remote language assistance for migrants and refugees and on the multilingual communication between unaccompanied refugee minors and their legal guardian.

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