Publication details [#11258]

Wilcox, Sherman and Barbara Shaffer. 2005. Towards a cognitive model of interpreting. In Janzen, Terry, ed. Topics in signed language interpreting: theory and practice (Benjamins Translation Library 63). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 27–50.


This article provides a discussion of various models of the role of the signed language (SL) interpreter, from 'helper' and 'conduit' models to sociological, pedagogical, bilingual-bicultural and text analysis and discourse analysis models. The authors show in particular that the conduit model in the form of interaction in which SL interpreters participate is naïve because of the complexity of the social interactions in communication between the Deaf and the Hearing.
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