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Research interests

Her research interests lie in translation theory (mainly cultural issues in translation and translation and the media) and cross-cultural communication, areas on which she has published several papers. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas.


Raquel de Pedro Ricoy studied at the University of Valladolid, in Spain. After completing her undergraduate degree in Philology, she obtained a teaching qualification from the same university. Subsequently, she was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh for a thesis on translation. In the past, she has worked for Oxford University Press as a freelance lexicographer (English-Spanish dictionaries) and for the Open University as a consultant author (Spanish and translation materials). She currently teaches Spanish written composition, translation and interpreting.

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Research Output 1995 2017


Translation policy and minority languages in Hispanic Latin America

De Pedro, R., Howard, R. & Andrade Ciudad, L. 1 Jun 2017 In : International Journal of the Sociology of Language.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

language policy

Translators’ perspectives: The construction of the Languages Act in Peru’s indigenous languages

De Pedro, R., Howard, R. & Andrade Ciudad, L. 3 Feb 2017 In : Meta.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2008 2017

11th International Conference on Translation and Interpreting

De Pedro, R. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
12 May 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Translating cultures: towards language rights for indigenous peoples in Peru

De Pedro, R. (Speaker)
14 Apr 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

TransLaw 2016

De Pedro, R. (Invited speaker)
2 May 2016

Activity: Participation in conference