This is the first book to deliver a comprehensive guide to research methods in all types of interpreting. It brings together the expertise of two world-recognized scholars in spoken and signed language interpreting 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 indispensable tool for students and researchers of Interpreting as well as professionals and interpreter trainers.
Sandra Hale is Professor of Interpreting & Translation and Chair of the Research Committee at the School of International Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Jemina Napier is Professor and Chair of Intercultural Communication at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.
Chapter 1: What is research and why do we do it? Chapter 2: Critical reading and writing Chapter 3: Questionnaires in Interpreting research Chapter 4: Ethnographic research on interpreting Chapter 5: Discourse analysis in Interpreting research Chapter 6: Experimental methods in interpreting research Chapter 7: Research on interpreting education and assessment Chapter 8: Conducting and disseminating interpreting research References Index