Signed Language Interpreting in Brazil

Signed Language Interpreting in Brazil

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Signed Language Interpreting in Brazil by Ronice Muller de Quadros

The ninth volume in the Studies in Interpretation series offers six succinct chapters on the state of signed language interpreting by Brazil by editors Ronice Müller de Quadros, Earl Fleetwood, Melanie Metzger and ten Brazilian researchers. The first chapter advocates for the affiliation of Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) interpretation research with the field of Translation Studies to generate greater academic power empowerment of Libras. The second chapter outlines how Brazilian sign language interpreters construct a position in discourse. Chapter 3 explores the possibility that bimodal, bilingual interpreters—hearing children of deaf adults—face unique cognitive tasks compared to unimodal bilingual interpreters.

       Chapter 4 describes how the systematic expansion and documentation of new academic and technical terms in Brazilian Sign Language, in which fingerspelling is uncommon, resulted in the development of an online glossary. The fifth chapter details the challenges of Libras interpreters in high schools. Chapter 6 concludes this revealing collection with findings on whether gender traits influence the act of interpretation of Brazilian Sign Language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563685439
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2013
Series: Gallaudet Studies In Interpret Series , #9
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ronice Müller de Quadros is Professor, Linguistics, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Earl Fleetwood is a staff interpreter with Access Interpreting in Washington, DC.

Melanie Metzger is Professor and Chairperson, Department of Interpretation, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

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