In Reading Between the Signs, Anna Mindess provides a perspective on a culture that is not widely understood-American Deaf culture. With the collaboration of three distinguished Deaf consultants, Mindess explores the implications of cultural differences at the intersection of the Deaf and hearing worlds.
Used in sign language interpreter training programs worldwide, Reading Between the Signs is a resource for students, working interpreters and other professionals. This important new edition retains practical techniques that enable interpreters to effectively communicate their clients' intent, while its timely discussion of the interpreter's role is broadened in a cultural context.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
New chapter explores the changing landscape of the interpreting field and discusses the concepts of Deafhood and Deaf heart.
This examination of using Deaf interpreters pays respect to the profession, details techniques and shows the benefits of collaboration.
|Edition description:||Third Edition|
|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
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
About the Author and Contributors 313
Three Exercises from Reading Between the Signs Workbook 315