Publication details [#10839]

Gile, Daniel. 1988. An overview of conference interpretation research and theory. In Lindberg Hammond, Deanna, ed. Languages at crossroads. Medford: Learned Information. pp. 363–371.
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Article in jnl/bk
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The present article provides an overview of conference interpreting research and theory. The author argues that the main weakness of Interpretation Research and Theory (IRT) lies in the lack of scientific background of most interpreters and in the absence of IRT funds and institutions, which also explains why IRT is often undertaken for the purpose of obtaining an academic degree and is then abandoned. This paper mentions a few examples of how this situation can be improved.
Source : P. Van Mulken