Publication details [#12473]

Valero-Garcés, Carmen. 2006. Community interpreting and linguistics: a fruitful alliance? A survey of linguistics-based research in CI. In Hertog, Erik and Bart van der Veer, eds. Taking stock: research and methodology in community interpreting. Special issue of Linguistica Antverpiensia: New Series 5: 83–101.


Since the first Critical Link Conference in Geneva Park, Canada, in 1995, Community Interpreting (CI) has experienced a dramatic change in both theory and practice. National and international conferences, seminars, courses, and workshops all around the world have made it possible for practitioners, trainers, and researchers to get together and discuss their views and exchange ideas. At the same time, an ever-growing flow of publications reflects the enormous activity in this field. Nevertheless, CI research is still far from being in the same category as in fields such as conference interpreting or translation, and this is all the more so for linguistics- based CI research. As a researcher working in a department mostly involved with linguistics and related areas but with an increasing interest in cultural studies and translation studies, it is the author's intention to analyze and classify the contributions to CI conferences and the publications of CI papers using a linguistics- based methodology. To begin with, the evolution of linguistics and those sub-areas, which have had the greatest influence in the last few decades, will be briefly discussed, as will its methodologies. Secondly, an analysis will be presented of the characteristics and tools of linguistics-based CI research. And thirdly, conclusions will be drawn concerning the evolution, trends or gaps in CI research in general, and in linguistics-based CI research in particular. [Based on abstract in journal]
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