Anna-Lena Nilsson

Anna-Lena Nilsson

Anna-Lena Nilsson is Professor of Sign Language and Interpreting Studies at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. She is a Swedish Sign Language interpreter with more than 35 years of experience, and has taught a number of continuous professional development courses for interpreters at Stockholm University. She was also part of the team planning the BA program in Sign Language and Interpreting launched at Stockholm University in 2013. For the past three years, she has been teaching on the BA program in sign language and interpreting in Trondheim.

Her PhD-thesis “Studies in Swedish Sign Language: Reference, Real Space Blending, and Interpretation” was defended in 2010. During 2010–2012 she worked on the European MEDISIGNS project, which was one of seven winners awarded the 2013 European Language Label for innovative ways of teaching and learning languages. Between 2012 and 2014 she held a research grant from the Swedish Research Council for the project “Use of Signing Space in Simultaneous Interpretation”.

Anna-Lena Nilsson will be chair at the Nordic Seminar 2017.

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