Toward Real Interpreting

Graham H. Turner

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

Toward Real Interpreting

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This chapter summarizes how an informed interpreting practitioner can negotiate such terrain effectively. In doing so, it takes a step toward promoting a so-called “real interpreting”—interpreting that takes into account the range of contextual factors that, from moment to moment, guide the choices that interpreters make in designing their contributions to communicative exchanges. It argues that real interpreting means, as a practitioner, to know your options well and endeavor to select appropriately from among them, according to the prevailing circumstances.

Keywords: interpreters; sign language interpreting; practitioners; communication

Chapter.  11817 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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