Edward Clay

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Department of Modern Languages
Doctoral researcher

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: Understanding Translation as a Site of Contact-Induced Language Change in the Field of Migration  
Supervisors: Dr Sofia Malamatidou and Professor Aleksandra Cavoski


  • BA/Hons French and Linguistics 1st Class (University of Sheffield)
  • MA with Distinction in Translation and Interpreting (University of Bath)


I am a Wolfson Postgraduate Scholar with an educational background in modern languages and linguistics. I have spent a number of years working as a freelance translator from French and Italian to English.


My research examines the role of translation in language change, specifically focusing on terminology used in the topic of migration. My research adopts an interdisciplinary approach encompassing translation, linguistics, corpus-based research methods and law.

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• Member of the Social Media and Outreach Committee of IATIS (International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies)


• Clay, E., & McAuliffe, K. (2021), Reconceptualising the Third Space of Legal Translation: a Study of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Comparative Legilinguistics, 45, 93-126.

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