Topics in Signed Language Interpreting: Theory and practice

Topics in Signed Language Interpreting: Theory and practice

by Terry Janzen
     
 

ISBN-10: 9027216835

ISBN-13: 9789027216830

Pub. Date: 10/26/2005

Publisher: Benjamins, John Publishing Company

Interpreters who work with signed languages and those who work strictly with spoken languages share many of the same issues regarding their training, skill sets, and fundamentals of practice. Yet interpreting into and from signed languages presents unique challenges for the interpreter, who works with language that must be seen rather than heard. The contributions in…  See more details below

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Interpreters who work with signed languages and those who work strictly with spoken languages share many of the same issues regarding their training, skill sets, and fundamentals of practice. Yet interpreting into and from signed languages presents unique challenges for the interpreter, who works with language that must be seen rather than heard. The contributions in this volume focus on topics of interest to both students of signed language interpreting and practitioners working in community, conference, and education settings. Signed languages dealt with include American Sign Language, Langue des Signes Québécoise and Irish Sign Language, although interpreters internationally will find the discussion in each chapter relevant to their own language context. Topics concern theoretical and practical components of the interpreter’s work, including interpreters’ approaches to language and meaning, their role on the job and in the communities within which they work, dealing with language variation and consumer preferences, and Deaf interpreters as professionals in the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027216830
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/26/2005
Series:
Benjamins Translation Library Series, #63
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
374
Sales rank:
524,698
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to the theory and practice of signed language interpreting3
Ch. 2Towards a cognitive model of interpreting27
Ch. 3Making the effort in simultaneous interpreting : some considerations for signed language interpreters51
Ch. 4Interpretation and language use : ASL and English69
Ch. 5Contact sign, transliteration and interpretation in Canada107
Ch. 6Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting135
Ch. 7Ethics and professionalism in interpreting165
Ch. 8The working interpreter203
Ch. 9Best practices in interpreting : a deaf community perspective231
Ch. 10Vying with variation : interpreting language contact, gender variation and generational difference251
Ch. 11Case studies in education : practical application of ethics and role293
Ch. 12Deaf interpreters323

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