The Critical Link 2: Interpreters in the Community. Selected papers from the Second International Conference on Interpreting in legal, health and soci

The Critical Link 2: Interpreters in the Community. Selected papers from the Second International Conference on Interpreting in legal, health and soci

By: Aideen Dufour (editor), Roda P. Roberts (editor), Diana Abraham (editor), Silvana E. Carr (editor)Hardback

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This volume of selected papers from the second Critical Link conference (Vancouver, 1998) shows a marked evolution in Community Interpreting (CI) since the first Critical Link conference of 1995. In the intervening three years the field has advanced from pioneering to professionalization in response to new social needs created by the influx of immigrants into the developed countries, or by an awakened sensitivity to the rights of those countries' aboriginal peoples. Most of the papers discuss professionalization in terms of standards, tests and examinations; training; accreditation; and professional organizations that establish and administer professional standards. The collection reveals similar concerns about these issues throughout the world and a global focus on `standards'. With a Foreword by Brian Harris.


1. Foreword: Community Interpreting - Stage Two (by Harris, Brian); 2. Overview of Community Interpreting; 3. Community Interpretation: A Personal View (by Garber, Nathan); 4. Communication Needs and Interpreting in Multilingual Settings: The International Spectrum of Response (by Ozolins, Uldis); 5. De l'interpretariat au dialogue a trois. Pratiques europeennes de l'interpretariat en milieu social (by Sauvetre, Michel); 6. Role of the Community Interpreter; 7. The Community Interpreter's Task: Self-Perception and Provider Views (by Pochhacker, Franz); 8. The Cultural Interpreter: An Appreciated Professional. Results of a Study on Interpreting Services: Client, Health Care work and Interpreter Points of View (by Mesa, Anne-Marie); 9. Training of Community Interpreters and of Personnel Working with Interpreters; 10. Distance Education Training for Interpreters. An Insurmountable Oxymoron (by Carr, Silvana E.); 11. Turning good Intentions into good Practice. Enabling the Public Services to Fulfil their Responsibilities (by Corsellis, Ann); 12. Assessment and Accreditation of Community Interpreters; 13. Interpreter Assessment Tools for Different Settings (by Roberts, Roda P.); 14. The Challenge of Accrediting Aboriginal Interpreters (by Fiola, Marco A.); 15. Issues in Community Interpreting; 16. Cultural Parameters for Interpreters in the Courtroom (by Kelly, Arlene M.); 17. Community Interpreting in Practice; 18. Interpreting in the Austrian Courtroom (by Kadric, Mira); 19. The Cultural/Community Interpreter in the Domestic Violence Court - A Pilot Project (by Abraham, Diana); 20. "Community Interpreting" in South Africa: Current Trends and Future Prospects (by Erasmus, Mabel); 21. Role of the Interpreter in the Healing of a Nation: An emotional View (by Wiegand, Chriss); 22. Sign Language Interpreters and Access for Deaf Students to University Curricula: The Ideal and the Reality (by Harrington, Frank J.); 23. Community Interpreters at the End of the Twentieth Century; 24. Plus ca change...? Community Interpreters at the End of the Twentieth Century (by Morris, Ruth); 25. Work Cited; 26. Proper Name Index; 27. Subject Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027216366
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9789027216366
  • weight: 550
  • ISBN10: 9027216363

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