Antoon Cox

PhD Researcher

Junior researchers Brussels Institute for Applied Linguistics (BIAL) Health Language & Linguistics
  • Current position PhD Researcher
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    Department of Applied Linguistics
    Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
    Room 308
    Pleinlaan 5
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Antoon Cox is a PhD researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and King's College London (KCL). His research focuses on non-professional interpreting in the emergency department. In this context, he carries out non-participant observation and discourse analysis in a multilingual inner city public hospital emergency department in Brussels. Apart from this, Antoon is training and examining community interpreters at the Flemish Centre for Community interpreting (COC). Before working full-time as a researcher, Antoon was a language teacher (Dutch, English and Spanish) for some years at different levels (in secondary, adult as well as higher education). 

Key publications

Cox, Antoon and Raquel Lázaro Gutiérrez (2015) Interpreting in the Emergency Department. How context matters for practice, in: Federici (ed.) Mediating Emergencies: Front-line Translation and Interpreting, Palgrave Macmillan.

Cox, Antoon. (2015). “Ethnographic Research on Ad Hoc Interpreting in a Linguistically Diverse Emergency Department: The Challenges of Data Collection.” New Voices in Translation Studies 12: 30–49.

Cox, Antoon (2015) Do You Get the Message? Defining the Interpreter’s Role in Medical Interpreting, MonTI, Monographs in Translation and Interpreting Special Issue - Interpreting.

Cox, A., and Nicolas Dauby. (2014). “The challenge of obtaining informed consent in a highly multilingual hospital emergency department.” In (Re) considerando ética e ideología en situaciones de conflicto = (Re) visisiting ethics and ideology in situations of conflict, by Carmen Valero Garcés, 114–19. Alcalá de Henares: Universidad de Alcalá, Servicio de Publicaciones.

Cox, Antoon, Koen Kerremans, and Rita Temmerman (2013) Niche Sourcing and Transexplanations for the Enhancement of Doctor-Patient Comprehension in Multilingual Hospital Settings, Proceedings of the Workshop on Optimizing Understanding in Multilingual Hospital Encounters: 33–36. Paris: Université Paris.