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Interpreting in a Changing Landscape: Selected papers from Critical Link 6
     

Interpreting in a Changing Landscape: Selected papers from Critical Link 6

by Christopher Stone
 
This book of selected papers from the Critical Link 6 conference addresses the impact of a rapidly changing reality on the theory and practice of community interpreting. The recent social, political and economic developments have led to phenomena of direct concern to the field, for example multilingualism in traditionally monolingual societies, the emergence of rare

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This book of selected papers from the Critical Link 6 conference addresses the impact of a rapidly changing reality on the theory and practice of community interpreting. The recent social, political and economic developments have led to phenomena of direct concern to the field, for example multilingualism in traditionally monolingual societies, the emergence of rare language pairs, or new language-related problems in immigration application procedures, social welfare institutions and prisons. Responding to the need for critical reflection as well as practical solutions, the papers in this volume approach the changing landscape of community interpreting in its diversity. They deal with political, social, cultural, institutional, ethical, technological, professional, and educational aspects of the field, and will thus appeal to academics, practitioners and policy-makers alike. Specifically, they explore topics such as interpreting roles, communication strategies, ethics vs. practice, interpreting vs. culture brokering, interpreting strategies in different interactional contexts, and interpreter training and education.

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Roda P. Roberts
On the whole, this volume, which includes a comprehensive introduction by the three editors and a subject index, is well-structured with its four coherent parts. [...] The collection bears solid witness to the evolution of public service interpreting (community interpreting) under the pressure of economic and socio-political changes.

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ISBN-13:
9789027224606
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/06/2013
Series:
Benjamins Translation Library Series , #109
Pages:
349

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