The Critical Link 4

Professionalisation of interpreting in the community

Selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Interpreting in Legal, Health and Social Service Settings, Stockholm, Sweden, 20-23 May 2004

ORCID logoCecilia Wadensjö | Linköping University
ORCID logoBirgitta Englund Dimitrova | Stockholm University
ORCID logoAnna-Lena Nilsson | Stockholm University
ISBN 9789027216786 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027292711 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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This book is a collection of papers presented in Stockholm, at the fourth Critical Link conference. The book is a well-balanced mix of academic research and texts of a more practical, professional character.

The introducing article explicitly addresses the issue of professionalism and how this has been dealt with in research on interpreting. The following two sections provide examples of recent research, applying various theoretical approaches. Section four reports on the development of current, more or less local standards. Section five raises issues of professional ideology. The final section tells about new training initiatives and programmes. All contributions were selected because of their relevance to the theme of professionalisation of interpreting in the community.

The volume is the fourth in a series, documenting the advance of a whole new empirical and professional field. It is of central interest for all people involved in this development, interpreters, researchers, trainers and others.

[Benjamins Translation Library, 70] 2007.  x, 314 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Just as the Critical Link conferences are a must for anyone interested in the many facets of community interpreting, the proceedings containing the most essential papers are a vital record that will enable us to document the past, present and future of this fascinating endeavour.”
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Translation & Interpreting Studies


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CFP: Translation & interpretation

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LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
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