Language Processing and Simultaneous Interpreting: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Birgitta Englund Dimitrova, Kenneth Hyltenstam
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 164 pages
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This volume brings together papers from the areas of psychology, general linguistics, psycholinguistics, as well as from simultaneous interpreting. Their common focus is how theories and methodologies from various disciplines can be applied to the study of simultaneous interpreting, and also to suggest ways in which the study of simultaneous interpreting in its turn might contribute to knowledge in other areas. General topics dealt with include memory, language processing, bilingual processing, and second language acquisition. The articles more specifically focused on simultaneous interpreting discuss implications of the general topics and report on empirical studies on expertise in interpreting and on phonological interference in spoken language interpreting. Requirements for further interdisciplinary research in the context of simultaneous interpreting are considered. There is also a discussion of transcription conventions for simultaneous interpreting.
 

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Contents

Working Memory and Language Processing
1
Prerequisites to a Study of Neurolinguistic Processes involved in Simultaneous Interpreting A Synopsis
17
Attentional Mechanisms and the Language Acquisition Device Reflections on Communication and Developmental Processes
25
Perceptual Foreign Accent and its Relevance for Simultaneous Interpreting
45
Simultaneous Interpreting as Language Production
65
Issues in Interdisciplinary Research into ConferenceInterpreting
89
Searching to Define Expertise in Interpreting
107
An Issue of Storage or Process?
133
The ComputerBased Transcription of Simultaneous Interpreting
151
Index
159
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