The Critical Link 3

Interpreters in the Community

Selected papers from the Third International Conference on Interpreting in Legal, Health and Social Service Settings, Montréal, Quebec, Canada 22–26 May 2001

Louise Brunette | Université Concordia
Georges L. Bastin | Université de Montréal
Isabelle Hemlin | Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre
Heather Clarke | McGill University Health Centre
ISBN 9789027216526 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588114549 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027285423 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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At long last community interpreters are coming into their own as professionals in various parts of the world. At the same time, the complexity of their practice has been thrown into sharp relief. In this thought-provoking volume of selected papers from the third Critical Link conference held in 2001 (Montreal), we see a profession that is carving out a place for itself amid political adversity, economic constraints and a host of historical and cultural conditions. Community interpreters are learning to work better with governments, courts, police, psychologists, doctors, patients, refugees, violent offenders, and human rights missions in war-torn countries. From First Peoples to minority language speakers to former refugees and members of the Deaf community, interpreters are seeking out the training, legal protection and credentials they need. They are standing up to be counted in surveys, reaping the fruits of specialization and contributing to salient academic discussions on language, communication and translation studies.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 46] 2003.  xii, 359 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“CL3 is essential reading for anyone interested in the development of this discipline: The contribution of the Critical Link series, widely used by students, schoalrs alike, is essential to this discipline, still in its infancy [...]”
“Tout les articles contenus dans la présente publication méritent l'attention de la communauté des professionnels et des traductologues et nous ne pouvons qu'espérer que The Critical Link 4 verra bientôt le jour.”
“There is no doubt that the proceedings of Critical Link 3 truly reflect the strong social and community commitment of those involved in the Critical Link conferences, evidenced in the range and diversity of the papers selected for the monograph. They provide a continuous contribution to practices and challenges faced by the interpreting profession.”
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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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