Aptitude for Interpreting

ORCID logoFranz Pöchhacker | University of Vienna
ORCID logoMinhua Liu | Monterey Institute of International Studies
ISBN 9789027242563 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027269546 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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First published as a Special Issue of Interpreting (issue 10:1, 2011) and complemented with two articles published in Interpreting issue 16:1, 2014, this volume provides a comprehensive view of the challenge of identifying and measuring aptitude for interpreting. Following a broad review of the existing literature, the array of eight empirical papers captures the multiple dimensions of aptitude, from personality traits and soft skills such as motivation, anxiety and learning styles to aspects of cognitive performance. The populations studied, with experimental as well as survey research designs, include students and professionals of sign language interpreting as well as spoken-language interpreting, and valuable synergies emerge. While pointing to the need for much further work, the papers brought together in this volume clearly represent the cutting edge of research into aptitude for interpreting, and should prove a milestone on the way toward supplying educators with reliable methods for testing applicants to interpreter training programs.
[Benjamins Current Topics, 68] 2014.  v, 183 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Ameri, Saeed & Shima Ghahari
2018. Developing a motivational framework in translation training programs: a mixed methods study following self-determination and social capital theories. The Interpreter and Translator Trainer 12:2  pp. 227 ff. DOI logo
Farini, Federico
2016. Affective formulations in multilingual healthcare settings. In Emotion in Multilingual Interaction [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 266],  pp. 177 ff. DOI logo
Han, Chao
2023. Interrogating the predictive validity of aptitude testing for interpreting: a systematic methodological review. The Interpreter and Translator Trainer 17:1  pp. 7 ff. DOI logo
René de Cotret, François, Camille Brisset & Yvan Leanza
2021. A typology of healthcare interpreter positionings. Interpreting. International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting 23:1  pp. 103 ff. DOI logo
René de Cotret, François, Eva Ošlejšková, Soumya Tamouro & Yvan Leanza
2018. Donner la parole aux interprètes : le mythe de la neutralité et autres facteurs contextuels pouvant nuire à la performance. L'Autre Volume 18:3  pp. 282 ff. DOI logo
Shang, Xiaoqi
2017. Conference interpreting: a trainer’s guide. Perspectives 25:4  pp. 682 ff. DOI logo
Xu, Tianyuan, Ling Xue, Hengxing Xiang & Agnieszka Konys
2024. Regional gap and sustainable development of interpreting level in mainland China: A statistics and GIS-based study. PLOS ONE 19:3  pp. e0295505 ff. DOI logo
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Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies

Main BIC Subject

CFP: Translation & interpretation

Main BISAC Subject

LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
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