Crossing Borders in Community Interpreting

Definitions and dilemmas

Carmen Valero Garcés | University of Alcalá
Anne Martin | University of Granada
ISBN 9789027216854 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027291127 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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At conferences and in the literature on community interpreting there is one burning issue that reappears constantly: the interpreter’s role. What are the norms by which the facilitators of communication shape their role? Is there indeed only one role for the community interpreter or are there several? Is community interpreting aimed at facilitating communication, empowering individuals by giving them a voice or, in wider terms, at redressing the power balance in society? In this volume scholars and practitioners from different countries address these questions, offering a representative sample of ongoing research into community interpreting in the Western world, of interest to all who have a stake in this form of interpreting. The opening chapter establishes the wider contextual and theoretical framework for the debate. It is followed by a section dealing with codes and standards and then moves on to explore the interpreter’s role in various different settings: courts and police, healthcare, schools, occupational settings and social services.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 76] 2008.  xii, 291 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book is an amazing collection of articles filled with substantive and truly reflective articles on a very hot topic in our field, one that inflames passions on both sides of the spectrum: the role of the interpreter.”
“[...] this collection of papers contributes to the knowledge base in the field of community interpreting in general, and especially so to one of the most discussed topics in recent years, the role of the interpreter and its boundaries, as perceived by interpreters, their clients and their trainers. The fact that the very essence of the community interpreter's role is not carved in stone, but is given to ongoing discussion, shows - more than anything else, perhaps - that the occupation at hand is developing into a professional practice and a discipline of study in its own right.”
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