This is the first book to deliver a comprehensive guide to research methods in all types of interpreting. It brings together the expertise of three world-recognized scholars to cover the full scope of the discipline.
It features questions, prompts and exercises throughout to highlight key concepts, provoke thought and encourage reader interaction. It deals fully with research in both conference and community interpreting, offering a variety of perspectives on both. Core areas such as reading and analyzing research literature, practical issues in research and producing research reports are all covered. This book is an indispensible tool for students and researchers in interpreting as well as professionals and interpreter trainers.
About the Author
Sandra Hale is Professor in Interpreting &Translation at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Daniel Gile is a Professor at the Université de la Sorbonne, France and is the current President of the European Society for Translation Studies.
Jemina Napier is Translation and Interpreting Program Manager at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Table of Contents
1. What is research?
2. Questionnaire methods in interpreting research
3. Ethnographic methods in interpreting research
4. Discourse analysis in interpreting research
5. Experimental methods in interpreting research
6. Research on interpreting education and assessment
7. Reading and analyzing research literature
8. Practical issues in interpreting research
9. Reporting the results of research Bibliography Index