Interpreting: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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David Bowen, Margareta Bowen
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 183 pages
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This volume is concerned with the profession and discipline of interpretation. The range of perspectives presented in this collection of essays exemplifies the rich diversity of the profession as we know it today. Interpreting has been known to exist through the ages, though it was not necessarily considered a profession as such. We can attribute the current standing of the practice, in large part, to the historical circumstances which determined it and the efforts of those who responded to the need for communication within these circumstances. In the same way, our anticipation of future needs and the measures we are taking to prepare our next generation of interpreters to meet them will undoubtedly shape the direction our profession takes in the 21st century. The contributors to this volume are practicing interpreters, teachers of interpretation, and administrators.
 

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Contents

Editors Remarks
1
Summary History of Language Services in the US Department of State
8
Working Conditions at the Nuremberg Trials
14
An Interview with Irena Dobosz
23
History and Role of Interpreting in Africa
34
Diplomatic Interpreting in Czechoslovakia
37
The Sense of Situation in Conference Interpreting
40
The Importance of Sight Translation in an Interpreter Training Program
44
Interpreting in Multicultural Settings
117
Contemporary Professional Challenges
122
Community Interpreting in the Curriculum
131
Consecutive NoteTaking for Community Interpretation
136
Community Interpreting in Australia
146
Some Thoughts on the Evaluation of Simultaneous Interpretation
154
Should Conference Interpreters Specialize?
161
Overcoming Language Barriers in European Television
168

The Role of Cognitive Complements in Interpreting
53
Curriculum Review at the ISIT Mexico City
61
Development of Legal Interpreter Education in New Jersey
70
How American Courts View Defendants Rights to Interpreters
81
The Challenge for the Court Interpreter in Southern Florida
91
The Intricate WitnessInterpreter Relationship
96
Interpretation at the Demjanjuk Trial
101
Court Interpreting in a Multiracial Societythe Malaysian Experience
108
Contributors
176
Translation Theory and Practice
178
ATA Corporate Members
179
ATA Institutional Members
182
American Translators Association Officers and Board of Directors 1989
184
The series American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series
185
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