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Maija Hirvonen

Tenure track -professori, (Saksan kieli, kulttuuri ja kääntäminen)
Tampereen yliopisto
Sähköpostiosoitemaija.hirvonen [at] tuni.fi
puhelinnumero+358503182503
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Työtehtävät

Research

  • current projects: MUTABLE (Multimodal Translation with the Blind, 2017->), LINDA (Using Language to Interpret Nonstructured Data, 2021->), GUIDE (Guided Audio Captioning for Complex Acoustic Environments, 2022->)
  • previous projects: MeMAD (Methods for Managing Audiovisual Research, 2018-2021)

Institutional responsibilities

  • Head of German (language, culture and translation) in the Languages BA and MA programs and in the MA program of multilingual communication
  • Co-leader of TACCU (Tampere Accessibility Unit)
  • Co-leader of MULTI (Multimodality in Translation and Interpreting research group)
  • Vice Chair of Plural (Multidisciplinary Research Centre for Languages and Cultures)
  • Member in the "Accessibility in Teaching and Supervision" working group of Tampere University and in the "Scientific Advisory Board" at ITC faculty

Teaching and supervision

  • advanced level courses in German language, translation studies, and accessibility
  • supervision of MA and PhD students

Osaamisalueiden kuvaus

Expert in accessibility (especially audio description), multimodal and intermodal translation and interpreting, blind-sighted interaction, human-informed machine learning and artificial intelligence

Luottamustoimet

  • Associate Partner in the GreenerAge project (ERASMUS+ consortium Climate-Change and Environmental Literacy for Urban Citizens 55+, led by Tampere University)
  • Member of the European-wide “Network on Inclusive Communication in Higher Education”
  • Member of the audio description board assigned by the Cultural Service of the Visually Impaired in Finland (Näkövammaisten kulttuuripalvelu ry)

 

Previously

 

Tutkimuskohteet

Areas of expertise and research interests

- intermodal translation (audio and video description, audio captioning, multisensory interpreting, environmental description)

- accessibility

- multimodality in translation and interpreting

- multimodal interaction, asymmetrical interaction

- shared cognition

- human-informed artificial intelligence

- multimodal machine translation

- media culture, film studies

- cognitive linguistics

Tutkimusyksikkö

Plural, MULTI

Tieteenalat

Translation Studies (translation process research, media and cultural accessibility, intersemiotic translation)

Linguistics (pragmatics, semantics, conversation analysis, cognitive linguistics)

Cognitive Science (4E cognition, shared/team cognition)

Tutkimusrahoitus

Academy of Finland individual postdoctoral grant (#295104) for 2017-2019/2020 ; Horizon2020 Research and Innovation grant under ICT-20-2017 (#780069) for 2018-2020

Merkittävimmät julkaisut

Recently published

Korhonen, Annamari & Hirvonen, Maija (2021): Joint creative process in translation: Socially distributed cognition in two production contexts. Special issue “Developments in Cognitive Translation and Interpreting Studies”, ed. by Kairong Xiao & Sandra Halverson, Cognitive Linguistic Studies 8 (2), 251–276.

Koponen, Maarit, Tuominen, Tiina, Hirvonen, Maija, Vitikainen, Kaisa & Tiittula, Liisa (2021): User perspectives on developing technology-assisted access services in public broadcasting. Bridge: Trends and Traditions in Translation and Interpreting Studies 1 (2), 47–67.

Hirvonen, Maija & Wiklund, Mari (2021): From image to text to speech – The effects of speech prosody on information sequencing in audio description. Text & Talk 41 (3), 309–334.

Hirvonen, Maija (2020): Sprache(n) als Zugang. Die Anwendung von Sprache als Mittel der Zugänglichkeit im digitalen Zeitalter. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen.

Hirvonen, Maija & Kinnunen, Tuija (2020): Accessibility and linguistics human rights. In: Routledge Handbook of Translation and Ethics (ed. by Kaisa Koskinen & Nike K. Pokorn).

Hirvonen, Maija & Kinnunen, Tuija (2020): Saavutettava viestintä: yhdenvertaista yhteiskuntaa edistämässä. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.

 

See full publication list at the university's research portal .

 

PhD dissertation

Hirvonen, Maija (2014): Multimodal Representation and Intermodal Similarity - Cues of Space in the Audio Description of Film. Helsinki: University of Helsinki. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-51-0369-7