Publication details [#5182]

Metzger, Melanie. 1999. Sign language interpreting: deconstructing the myth of neutrality. Washington D.C.: Gallaudet University Press. 216 pp.


As with all professional interpreters, sign language interpreters strive to achieve the proper protocol of complete objectivity and accuracy in their translation without influencing the interaction in any way. Yet, this work aims to demonstrate that the ideal of an interpreter as a neutral language conduit does not exist. Metzger offers evidence of this disparity by analyzing two videotaped ASL-English interpreted medical interviews, one an interpreter-trainee mock interview session, and the other an actual encounter between a deaf client and a medical professional.
Source : Based on publisher information

Reviewed by