Publication details [#1862]

Cattaruzza, Lorella and Gabriele Mack. 1995. User surveys in SI: a means of learning about quality and/or raising some reasonable doubts. In Tommola, Jorma, ed. Topics in interpreting research. Turku: University of Turku. pp. 37–49.
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Article in jnl/bk
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A survey on user reception of simultaneous interpreting (SI) was carried out in Italy from October 1993 to May 1994, based on a method already applied in a previous study in Finland. A sample of five from a total of fourteen meetings is analyzed in this paper in order to define a profile of specific SI users, their communication needs, their judgment on, expectations about and attitude towards SI. Their opinions on ‘correct terminology’ – a quality criterion common to many SI user surveys – are compared with those of other studies. Methodological and practical problems in realizing and elaborating surveys, as well as the future use of studies such as this, are also discussed.
Source : Based on abstract in book