ISBN-10:
194117602X
ISBN-13:
9781941176023
Pub. Date:
10/14/2014
Publisher:
Quercus
Reading Between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters / Edition 3

Reading Between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters / Edition 3

by Anna Mindess

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ISBN-13: 9781941176023
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 328,683
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Anna Mindess has worked as a sign language interpreter in business, legal, educational, medical, video relay and performing arts settings for more than thirty years. A noted author, educator, consultant and trainer, she has presented lectures and workshops on cultural issues across the U.S. and internationally. She is co-creator, with Thomas K. Holcomb, of two DVDs: See What I Mean and A Sign of Respect.

Table of Contents

Foreword Sharon Neumann Solow ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Part 1 Background

1 Introduction 3

2 The Study of Culture 17

3 Selected Topics in Intercultural Communication 38

4 Do Americans Really Have a Culture? 64

5 American Deaf Culture 75

6 Multicultural Deaf Culture 118

7 Culture, Change, and Technology 141

Part 2 Practical Applications

8 The Impact of Cultural Differences on interpreting Situations 157

9 Multicultural Interpreting Challenges 178

10 The Interpreter's Role and Responsibilities 191

11 Techniques for Cultural Adjustments 220

12 Interpreting in a Virtual World 241

13 Cultural Sensitivity Shouldn't End at Five O'Clock 255

14 The Road to the Future Is Paved with Respect for the Past 275

Afterword Dr. Thomas K. Holcomh 297

Bibliography 301

About the Author and Contributors 313

Three Exercises from Reading Between the Signs Workbook 315

Index 325

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