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Miriam Shlesinger

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Miriam Shlesinger is a practicing translator and interpreter. She has been teaching translation and interpreting (both theory and practice) at Bar Ilan University, Israel, since 1978. Her doctoral research centered on cognitive processes—particularly, attention and working memory—in simultaneous interpreting. She is the co-editor (with Franz Pöchhacker) of the Interpreting Studies Reader (Routledge 2002) and, since 2006, of the journal Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting (John Benjamins), as well as Associate Editor of the Benjamins Translation Library.  In recent years, her interests have come to include corpus-based translation studies, community interpreting, sign language interpreting and the self-representation of translators and interpreters.  She holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Copenhagen Business School (2001), the 2010 Danica Seleskovitch Prize (, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Israel Translators Association (2011).

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