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Marta Bruno

MA student in European Studies
School of Languages and Literatures

Marta Bruno graduated in 2022 with a B. A. in Transcultural Communication at the University of Graz, in Austria. The program focused on the study of the grammar, cultural themes as well as translation and interpreting techniques associated with her mother language, Italian, and her second and third languages, German and English. Her undergraduate research focused on plain language and more specifically on plain German and plain Italian and their relevant contribution to the broader research area of intralingual translation. Her final thesis researched the social relevance of plain language in Italy as well as German-speaking countries, and included reflections on how to increase the social relevance of plain language in Italy. During her undergraduate degree, she was an Italian language instructor in both private language schools and at the University of Graz. She is currently enrolled in the European Studies Master program at the University of Guelph and her research interests focus on the following areas: bilingualism and the learning process of languages, translation studies and more precisely the social and professional role of translators and interpreters, as well as intralingual translation.