Publication details [#21693]

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Though arguably the most widely practised form of interpreting in human history, the concept of consecutive interpreting is not easy to define. It is typically associated with the domain of conference interpreting, but it also comes up in connection with liaison interpreting and dialogue interpreting as practiced in community-based or public-service settings. This basic conceptual ambiguity should be kept in mind when surveying the state of the art. Research on consecutive interpreting as sued in conference settings has foregrounded cognitive processing issues, quality, and in particular, interpreter’s notes, whereas consecutive as the default mode in mediated face-to-face communication is more often discussed with reference to such issues as turn-taking, discursive alignment, and overall discourse management in interaction. The chapter pays severe attention to types and distinctions in consecutive interpreting. It discusses the interpreting process profoundly and also pays attention to note-taking.
Source : Based on abstract in book