Introducing Interpreting Studies

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 252 pages
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This book is the first of its type, designed to introduce students, researchers and practitioners to the relatively new, and now fast developing, discipline of Interpreting Studies.
Written by a leading researcher in the field, the book covers international conference, court and hospital interpreting in both spoken and signed languages. The book begins by tracing the evolution of the field, reviewing influential concepts, models and methodological approaches, then moves on to consider the main areas of research in interpreting, before reviewing major trends and suggesting areas for further research.
Featuring chapter summaries, guides to the main points covered and suggestions for further reading, Franz Pöchhacker's practical and user-friendly textbook is the definitive map of this important and growing discipline.
 

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The best introductory text that's ever been written on the subject of interpretation, spanning generations of interpreters and sparking new interest in a complicated and demanding profession, shrouded more by the lack of cohesion and research than anything else.
Now a break-through, a beam of light into and onto a work that needs academic leaders and professional development across the world. Read deeply. Let it take the youth of communication towards a profession that works each day to bring people together.
WF Roy III, Interpreter
Nationally Certified and State Licensed
 

Contents

Concepts
9
12 Interpreting defined
10
13 Settings and constellations
13
14 Typological parameters
17
15 Domains and dimensions
23
Evolution
27
professionals and psychologists
32
23 Laying academic foundations
34
64 Memory
120
65 Production
125
66 Input variables
126
67 Strategies
132
Product and performance
137
72 Sourcetarget correspondence
141
73 Effect
144
74 Role
147

24 Renewal and new beginnings
36
25 Consolidation and integration
39
26 Interpreting studies in the twentyfirst century
42
Approaches
47
32 Memes of interpreting
51
33 Methodology
61
Paradigms
67
42 Forging a paradigm
68
43 Experimenting with interpreting
69
44 Aspiring to science
71
45 Broadening the view
76
46 Focusing on interaction
78
47 Unity in diversity
80
Models
84
52 Socioprofessional and institutional models
86
53 Interaction models
88
54 Processing models
95
55 Models tests and applications
106
Selected topics and research
111
Process
113
62 Simultaneity
115
63 Comprehension
118
75 Quality
153
Practice and profession
159
82 Settings
161
83 Standards
163
84 Competence
166
85 Technology
168
86 Ecology
171
87 Sociology
173
Pedagogy
177
92 Selection
180
93 Teaching
183
94 Assessment
187
95 Metalevel training
189
Directions
193
Directions
195
102 Perspectives
199
103 Orientation
205
Bibliography
211
Internet links
234
Author index
237
Subject index
242
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About the author (2004)

Franz Pochhacker is is Associate Professor of Interpreting Studies in the Department of Translation and Interpreting of the University of Vienna.

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