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Emma Tyler


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I was born and brought up in Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. I came to the University of Birmingham to study French at the end of the 1980s, graduating with a first class degree in 1991. I stayed on to do a PhD and began teaching almost straight away, becoming a full-time member of staff in 1996.

I specialise in translator training. I hold the Institute of Linguists' Diploma in Translation (2001) and I am an Associate Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. I have occasionally worked as a business interpreter at trade fairs, on behalf of the French Trade Commission, and as a translator in a variety of domains, from alarm systems to bathymetrics. In June 2010, I won the New Talent in Translation prize, organised by the French Book Office (Ambassade de France).

In August 2015, I was awarded a Senior Fellowship at the Higher Education Academy.


2001 - Postgraduate Diploma in Translation, Chartered Institute of Linguists

1999 - PhD, French Studies, University of Birmingham

1991 - BA (Hons) French, first class with distinction, University of Birmingham

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD French Studies, The University of Birmingham

Award Date: 27 Jun 1999

Unknown, Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons) French, The University of Birmingham

Award Date: 27 Jun 1991

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