Associate Professor

Gro Hege Saltnes Urdal

Field of work

I teach and conduct research on Norwegian sign language, interpreting and education of interpreters. I am interested in how intersubjectivity /a common understanding is created in an interpreted event, and the relation between the interpreter education, the interpreter profession and the society in general. In the period 2021-2025 I manage the research project DEPICT together with Benjamin Anible. In DEPICT we investigate how depiction is used in signed languages, and in interpreted events, to promote inclusion and communication.

Sign language and interpreting, community interpreting

Courses taught

Signlanguage interpreting

Deafblind interpreting

The process of producing a BA-thesis

Professional knowledge and interpreter ethics

Interpreting practices

Research areas
  • DEPICT - depiction in interpreted situations 
  • Deaf interpreters and market
  • Interpreter trainers as agents of change
  • Remote interpreting - students' learning and development
  • Professional identity in interpreting
Research groups

Sign Language, Interpreting, Lingvistics and Communication

Language and society

Selected publications