The Critical Link: Interpreters in the Community

Papers from the 1st international conference on interpreting in legal, health and social service settings, Geneva Park, Canada, 1–4 June 1995

Silvana E. Carr | Vancouver Community Col.
ORCID logoRoda P. Roberts | Univ. of Ottawa
Aideen Dufour | Ministry of Attorney-General, Ontario
Dini Steyn | Open Learning Agency, Br. Columbia
ISBN 9789027216205 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781556197017 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027283511 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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What is community interpreting? What are the roles of the community interpreter? What are the standards, evaluation methods and accreditation procedures pertaining to community interpreting? What training is available or required in this field? What are the current issues and practices in community interpreting in different parts of the world? These key questions, discussed at the first international conference on community interpreting, are addressed in this collection of selected conference papers.
The merit of this volume is that it presents the first comprehensive and global view of a rapidly growing profession, which has developed out of the need to provide services to those who do not speak the official language(s) of a country. Both the problems and the successes related to the challenge of providing adequate community interpreting services in different countries are covered in this volume.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 19] 1997.  viii, 322 pp.
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“The merit of this volume is that it presents the first comprehensive and global view of a rapidly growing profession, which has developed out of the need to provide services to those who do not speak the official language(s) of a country.”
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CFP: Translation & interpretation

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LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
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