My name is Carla Parra Escartín and I was born in Zaragoza, Spain. I graduated in English Philology at the University of Zaragoza (2004) and then moved to Barcelona to continue studying. There, I graduated in Translation and Interpretation (German, English, Spanish) (2006), and Linguistics and Technological Applications (2007). In 2015 I finished my PhD in Computational Linguistics at the University of Bergen (Norway), where I investigated the translation of German nominal compounds from a Natural Language Processing perspective.
My education as a philologist, translator and linguist provides me with a strong linguistics background. My experience as a professional translator has additionally given me the opportunity to work with multiple languages at a time. I have always been a keen language learner and the languages I speak have helped me to make comparisons and establish connections between them and new languages I had not seen before. During my PhD in Computational Linguistics I tried to combine all my skills.
I recently joined the ADAPT Centre at Dublin City University as a postdoctoral researcher. There, I work with Dr. Sharon O'Brien in a project investigating human factors in Machine Translation.
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