With the growing emphasis on scholarship in interpreting, this collection tackles issues critical to the inquiry process - from theoretical orientations in Interpreting Studies to practical considerations for conducting a research study. As a landmark volume, it charts new territory by addressing a range of topics germane to spoken and signed language interpreting research. Both provocative and pragmatic, this volume captures the thinking of an international slate of interpreting scholars including Daniel Gile, Franz Poechhacker, Debra Russell, Barbara Moser-Mercer, Melanie Metzger, Cynthia Roy, Minhua Liu, Jemina Napier, Lorraine Leeson, Jens Hessmann, Graham Turner, Eeva Salmi, Svenja Wurm, Rico Peterson, Robert Adam, Christopher Stone, Laurie Swabey and Brenda Nicodemus. Experienced academics will find ideas to stimulate their passion and commitment for research, while students will gain valuable insights within its pages. This new volume is essential reading for anyone involved in interpreting research.
1. Preface; 3. Introduction (by Swabey, Laurie); 4. Researching interpreting: Approaches to inquiry (by Pochhacker, Franz); 5. Designing a research project: Beginning with the end in mind (by Russell, Debra); 6. Identifying and interpreting scientific phenomena: Simultaneous challenges to interpreting research (by Moser-Mercer, Barbara); 7. The first three years of a three-year grant: When a research plan doesn't go as planned (by Metzger, Melanie); 8. Methodology in interpreting studies: A methodological review of evidence-based research (by Liu, Minhua); 9. If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise?: The merits of publishing interpreting research (by Napier, Jemina); 10. "Mark my words": The linguistic, social, and political significance of the assessment of signed language interpreters (by Leeson, Lorraine); 11. Developing and transmitting a shared interpreting research ethos: EUMASLI - A case study (by Hessmann, Jens); 12. Profession in pentimento: A narrative inquiry into interpreting in video settings (by Peterson, Rico); 13. Through a historical lens: Contextualizing interpreting research (by Adam, Robert); 14. Bimodal bilingual interpreting in the U.S. healthcare system: A critical linguistic activity in need of investigation (by Swabey, Laurie); 15. Index