The Critical Link: Interpreters in the Community: Papers from the 1st international conference on interpreting in legal, health and social service set

The Critical Link: Interpreters in the Community: Papers from the 1st international conference on interpreting in legal, health and social service set

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

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What is community interpreting? What are the roles of the community interpreter? What are the standards, evaluation methods and accreditation procedures pertaining to community interpreting? What training is available or required in this field? What are the current issues and practices in community interpreting in different parts of the world? These key questions, discussed at the first international conference on community interpreting, are addressed in this collection of selected conference papers. The merit of this volume is that it presents the first comprehensive and global view of a rapidly growing profession, which has developed out of the need to provide services to those who do not speak the official language(s) of a country. Both the problems and the successes related to the challenge of providing adequate community interpreting services in different countries are covered in this volume.


1. Foreword: A landmark in the evolution of interpreting (by Harris, Brian); 2. Overview of community interpreting; 3. Community interpreting today and tomorrow (by Roberts, Roda P.); 4. Roles of the community interpreter; 5. The role of the interpreter in the adversarial courtroom (by Fenton, Sabine); 6. Recycled information as a questioning strategy: Pitfalls in interpreted-mediated talk (by Wadensjo, Cecilia); 7. Training in community interpreting; 8. Orientation workshops for interpreters of all languages: How tostrike a balance between the ideal world and reality (by Mikkelson, Holly); 9. Training the community interpreter: the Nunavut arctic college experience (by Penney, Christine); 10. Training needs of public personnel working with interpreters (by Corsellis, Ann); 11. Standards, evaluation, accreditation; 12. The challenges of setting and monitoring the standards of community interpreting: An australian perspective (by Bell, Sherrill J.); 13. Community interpreting or not? Practices, standards and accreditation (by Gentile, Adolfo); 14. Accreditation in australia: An alternative means (by Lascar, Elizabeth); 15. Obtaining feedback from non-Engllish speakers (by Garber, Nathan); 16. Issues in community interpreting; 17. Degree of interpreter responsibilty in the interaction process in community interpreting (by Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta); 18. Interpreting for health in the united states: Government partnerships with communities, interpreters, and providers (by Fortier, Julia Puebla); 19. Legal interpreting by Any other name is still legal interpreting (by Benmaman, Virginia); 20. The courtroom interpreter: Paragon and Intruder? (by Fowler, Yvonne); 21. The interpreter on trial: Pragmatics in court interpreting (by Hale, Sandra Beatriz); 22. Community interpreting in Practice; 23. "Is there anybody out there?" community interpreting in austria (by Pochhacker, Franz); 24. Schollchildren as community interpreters (by Bullock, Carolyn); 25. Training college students as community interpreters: an innovative model (by Michael, Suzanne); 26. UN military observer interpreting in a community setting (by Thomas, Roy / Francis); 27. Court interpretation in Denmark (by Schweda Nicholson, Nancy); 28. A three-tiered health care interpreter system (by Carr, Silvana E.); 29. Rhetoric and reality: Two decades of community interpreting and translating in australia (by Chesher, Terry); 30. Works cited; 31. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027216205
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 322
  • ID: 9789027216205
  • weight: 705
  • ISBN10: 9027216207

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