Marta Kirilova

Marta Kirilova

Assistant professor, tenure track

Current research

My current project is about interpreting in the public domain. Together with my colleagues Martha Sif Karrebæk (PI) and Paulina Bala, I will study communicative challenges emerging when citizens who are estimated to need an interpreter meet the public sector (e.g. police, court and the health care system). Our aim is to achieve insight into linguistic and cultural aspects of interpreter mediated encounters, including how the conversations evolve, and what expectations to and experiences with the encounters participants hold.

I am also interested in migrant identities and migrant narratives as well as the concepts of gatekeeping and fitting in in institutional communication. 

Primary fields of research

language at the workplace (Kirilova & Lønsmann 2020, Kirilova 2014, 2017, Bram & Kirilova 2018)
interpreted interaction in the legal domain (Kirilova & Højland 2022, Karrebæk & Kirilova 2021, 2022)
gatekeeping & diversity (Kirilova & Angouri 2018)
job interviews with minority background candidates (Kirilova 2018, 20147 2014, 2013)
Danish as a second laguage (Kirilova, Ritzau & Jørgensen 2009) 

Fields of interest

Multilingualism, Institutional Communication, Interpreted Encounters, Job Interviews, , Gatekeeping, Language and Culture, Sociolinguistics, Language Attitudes, Language Policy and Practice 

Teaching

Danish as a Second Language; Multilingualism; Language, Culture and Identity; Second Language Pedagogy; Second Language Learning; Interactional Analysis and Interactional Methods;  Sociolinguistics

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Sociolingvistiske perspektiver på retstolkning i Danmark – udvalgte konklusioner fra forskningsprojektet INTERPRETING

    Karrebæk, Martha Sif, Kirilova, Marta, Sørensen, Solvej Helleshøj, Iversen, L. & Ghandchi, N., 1 Dec 2022, København: Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab, Københavns Universitet. 36 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportCommunication

  2. Published

    Chaos in court: Mediatized expressions of upset in relation to Danish courtroom interpreting

    Karrebæk, Martha Sif & Kirilova, Marta, May 2022, In: International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 2022, 275, p. 21-41 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Tolkning og fortolkning – forståelse og betydningsformidling i terapisamtaler med tolk

    Kirilova, Marta & Højland, L., Feb 2022, In: Tidsskrift for Psykoterapi. 2022, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  4. Published

    Tolke spiller en hidtil overset rolle i retten

    Karrebæk, Martha Sif & Kirilova, Marta, 2022, In: Vid og sans .

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  5. Published

    Retssproget er dansk: Sproglige ideologier i grundlovsforhør med tolk

    Karrebæk, Martha Sif & Kirilova, Marta, 2021, Sprogs status i Rigsfællesskabet 2031. Kristiansen, T. & Holmen, A. (eds.). Københavns Universitet, Vol. C13. p. 79-96 17 p. (Københavnerstudier i tosprogethed. Studier i parallelsproglighed.).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    'I feel it’s something that irritates her’: Emotions in interpreted trauma therapy sessions

    Kirilova, Marta & Højland, L., 2022, In: Communication & Medicine : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society. 18, 1, p. 91-104 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Dansk på arbejde: På kanten af fællesskabet

    Kirilova, Marta & Lønsmann, Dorte, 2021, Dansk på arbejde: En antologi med studier i beskæftigelsesrettet danskundervisning. Kirilova, M. & Lønsmann, D. (eds.). København: Københavns Universitet, Humanistisk Fakultet, p. 2-14 13 p. (Koebenhavnerstudier i Tosprogethed, Vol. 83).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Dansk – nøglen til arbejde? Ideologier om sprogbrug og sproglæring i to arbejdskontekster i Danmark

    Kirilova, Marta & Lønsmann, Dorte, 4 Jun 2020, In: Nordand – Nordisk tidsskrift for andrespråksforskning . 15, 1, p. 37-57 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    You are now one of us - negotiating ‘fitting in’ in the workplace

    Kirilova, Marta & Angouri, J., 1 Jan 2018, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Abingdon: Routledge, p. 345-360 16 p. (Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Workplace Communication Practices and Policies

    Kirilova, Marta & Angouri, J., May 2017, The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language. Canagarajah, S. (ed.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 540-557 17 p. (Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Oh it’s a DANISH boyfriend you’ve got’- co-membership and cultural fluency in job interviews with minority background applicants in Denmark

    Kirilova, Marta, May 2017, Negotiating boundaries at work: Talking and Transitions. Angouri, J., Marra, M. & Holmes, J. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 29-49 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    'Det er helt i orden' - Kulturelle shibboletter i jobsamtaler med andetspogsbrugere af dansk

    Kirilova, Marta, 2018, In: NyS. 55, p. 40-69 29 p., 55.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    “Du skal bare sætte hende i gang, du skal ikke gå og passe hende”: om sprog i praktikforløb for flygtninge og indvandrere

    Bramm, E. & Kirilova, Marta, Aug 2018, In: Sprogforum. 66, p. 85-94 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    Om sprog og kultur ved jobsamtaler: ’Du bestemmer – jeg li’ arbejde’

    Kirilova, Marta, 2017, In: Sprogforum. Temanummer om Sprog, kultur og viden, 62, p. 44-50

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    Kulturlæring (Indledning)

    Kirilova, Marta & Holmen, Anne, Nov 2016, Kulturlæring (Indledning) . Kirilova, M. & Holmen, A. (eds.). København: Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, p. 5-15 (Københavnerstudier i tosprogethed, Studier i Parallelsproglighed, Vol. C9).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Selected activities

  1. ALAPP

    Kirilova, Marta (Organizer)

    2016 → …

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

  2. At tolke for politiet

    Kirilova, Marta (Lecturer)

    May 2016Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  3. Bliv klogere på sprogpolitik (workshop ved Marta Kirilova & Dorte Lønsmann)

    Kirilova, Marta (Lecturer)

    May 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  4. British Association of Applied Linguistics

    Kirilova, Marta (Speaker)

    5 Sep 20137 Sep 2013

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  5. Conversation analytic role-play method (CARM) course and workshop

    Kirilova, Marta (Participant)

    May 2016

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  6. Diskriminerer accenter?

    Kirilova, Marta (Lecturer)

    Mar 2008

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  7. Encyclopedia of Language and Education (Journal)

    Kirilova, Marta (Peer reviewer)

    2015

    Activity: Peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

  8. Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication

    Kirilova, Marta (Speaker)

    Sep 2012

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  9. Hvad er cultural fluency og hvad kan vi bruge det til?

    Kirilova, Marta (Lecturer)

    Mar 2013

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  10. Imean 4

    Kirilova, Marta (Speaker)

    Apr 2015

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

  11. Journal of Pragmatics (Journal)

    Kirilova, Marta (Peer reviewer)

    2016

    Activity: Peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

  12. Kulturlæring - Københavnerstudier i tosprogethed (CIP-serien) (Journal)

    Kirilova, Marta (Editor)

    2016

    Activity: Peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of Research journalResearch

  13. Language and Culture - What matters most?

    Kirilova, Marta (Lecturer)

    Oct 2013

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  14. LingCorp

    Kirilova, Marta (Participant)

    Nov 2015

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  15. Migrants in Working life: Language, identities and positions (ReNMigrantsWL) (External organisation)

    Kirilova, Marta (Member)

    2015 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in research network

  16. Multilingua - Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication (Journal)

    Kirilova, Marta (Peer reviewer)

    2015

    Activity: Peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

  17. Netværk om retslingvistik (External organisation)

    Kirilova, Marta (Member)

    2016

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in research network

  18. Nordiska språk som andraspråk

    Kirilova, Marta (Participant)

    2006

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  19. NyS (Journal)

    Kirilova, Marta (Peer reviewer)

    2014 → …

    Activity: Peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

  20. Online seminar i andetsprogspædagogik

    Kirilova, Marta (Speaker)

    Sep 2015Oct 2015

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  21. Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education

    Kirilova, Marta (Speaker)

    Feb 2010

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  22. Sociolinguistic Symposium

    Kirilova, Marta (Speaker)

    Jun 2014

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  23. Sociolinguistic Symposium

    Kirilova, Marta (Speaker)

    2016

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

  24. Sociolinguistic Symposium

    Kirilova, Marta (Speaker)

    2014

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  25. Sprog og internationale arbejdspladser (SIA) (External organisation)

    Kirilova, Marta (Member)

    2013 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in research network

  26. Sprog og kultur ved andetsprogsdanske ansættelsessamtaler

    Kirilova, Marta (Lecturer)

    Oct 2013

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  27. Sprogforum (Journal)

    Kirilova, Marta (Peer reviewer)

    2014 → …

    Activity: Peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

  28. Workshop om andetsprogspædagogik: ved GUX Nuuk (med Sanne Larsen)

    Kirilova, Marta (Lecturer)

    24 Feb 201527 Feb 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  29. ‘Danish language can be learned, Danish culture cannot’?!

    Kirilova, Marta (Lecturer)

    Apr 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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