The Critical Link 5
Quality in interpreting – a shared responsibility
Sandra Hale | University of Western Sydney
Uldis Ozolins | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
Ludmila Stern | The University of New South Wales
The current volume contains selected papers submitted after Critical Link 5 (Sydney 2007) and arises from its topic – quality interpreting being a communal responsibility of all the participants. It takes the much discussed theme of professionalisation of community interpreting to a new level by stating that achieving quality depends not only on the technical skills and ethics of interpreters, but equally upon all other parties that serve multilingual populations: speakers, employers and administrators, educational institutions, researchers, and interpreters. Major articles outline both innovative practices in legal and medical settings and prevailing deficiencies in community interpreting in different countries. While Part I, A shared responsibility: The policy dimension, addresses the macro environment of specific social policy contexts with constrains that affect interpreting, Part II, Investigations and innovations in quality interpreting, reveals a number of admirable cases of interpreters working together with their client institutions in a variety of social settings. Part III is dedicated to the questions of Pedagogy, ethics and responsibility in interpreting. The collection is an important reference book catering to the interpreting community: interpreting practitioners and interpreter users, researchers, educators, and students.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 87] 2009. vii, 255 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | p. vii
1. Introduction. Quality in interpreting: A shared responsibilityUldis Ozolins and Sandra Hale | pp. 1–10
Part I. A shared responsibility: The policy dimension
2. Forensic interpreting: Trial and errorLen Roberts-Smith | pp. 13–35
3. The tension between adequacy and acceptability in legal interpreting and translationEva N.S. Ng | pp. 37–54
4. A discourse of danger and loss: Interpreters on interpreting for the European ParliamentStephanie Jo Kent | pp. 55–70
5. Is healthcare interpreter policy left in the seventies? Does current interpreter policy match the stringent realities of modern healthcare?Pamela W Garrett | pp. 71–81
Part II. Investigations and innovations in quality interpreting
6. Interpreter ethics versus customary law: Quality and compromise in Aboriginal languages interpretingMichael S. Cooke | pp. 85–97
7. A shared responsibility in the administration of justice: A pilot study of signed language interpretation access for deaf jurorsJemina Napier, David Spencer and Joe Sabolcec | pp. 99–118
8. Interpreting for the record: A case study of asylum review hearingsFranz Pöchhacker and Waltraud Kolb | pp. 119–134
9. Court interpreting in Basque: Mainstreaming and quality: The challenges of court interpreting in BasqueErika Gonzalez and Lurdes Auzmendi | pp. 135–148
10. Community interpreting in Spain: A comparative study of interpreters’ self perception of role in different settingsJuan Miguel Ortega Herráez, María Isabel Abril and Anne Martin | pp. 149–167
Part III. Pedagogy, ethics and responsibility in interpreting
11. Toward more reliable assessment of interpreting performanceJieun Lee | pp. 171–185
12. Quality in healthcare interpreter training: Working with norms through recorded interactionRaffaela Merlini and Roberta Favaron | pp. 187–200
13. What can interpreters learn from discourse studies?Helen Tebble | pp. 201–219
14. Achieving quality in health care interpreting: Insights from interpretersIlse Blignault, Maria Stephanou and Cassandra Barrett | pp. 221–234
15. Research ethics, interpreters and biomedical researchPatricia Kaufert, Joseph M. Kaufert and Lisa LaBine | pp. 235–250
Contributors | pp. 251–252
Index | pp. 253–255
“This ongoing series of international papers from the triennial conference Critical Link is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to know what's happening in community interpreting around the world.”
INTERSECT: A Newsletter About Language, Culture and Interpreting, November 2011
“Like the landmark conference that inspired it, the selected papers of Critical Link 5 offer a diverse and highly informative array of topics, methods and directions shaping the community interpreting professions today. The breadth of the volume and the depth of many of its chapters cannot but impress and entice practitioners and scholars, jurists and trainers, minority-language speakers and community activists, providers and policy-makers – and the public at large.”
Miriam Shlesinger, Bar-Ilan University
“Volume Five of the Critical Link Series brings a wealth of interesting information and insights into problems of specialized interpretation.”
Andrzej Kopczyński, Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland
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Translation & Interpreting Studies
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