Shifting Positionality

Dennis Cokely

in Sign Language Interpreting and Interpreter Education

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195176940
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199869978 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives on Deafness

Shifting Positionality

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This chapter examines the relationship between interpreters/transliterators and the deaf community and the forces that altered that relationship. Topics discussed include the roots of the practice of sign language interpreting/transliterating in the deaf community, events that altered the social and cultural positionality of interpreters/transliterators as a group, legislative institutionalization of interpretation and transliteration, and academic institutionalization of the language of the Community.

Keywords: sign language interpreters; deaf community; transliteration; transliterators; legislative institutionalization

Chapter.  11272 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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