Publication details [#7705]

Yong, Zhong. 2005. The second best thing: game planning for a mission impossible or just for enjoying the process of the work. Across Languages and Cultures 6 (1) : 95–111.


This paper discusses the use of game theory in thinking about and the practice of interpreting, especially in the often impossible context of simultaneous interpreting (SI). By introducing game theory together with the basic concepts and accompanying reasoning, the author intends to explore and present a manageable and rationalised way of preparing and undertaking a difficult SI assignment. So, in the development of his ideas, partly through telling a Chinese legend and partly through presenting a case study of a real life SI assignment, he makes a few points for the interpreter to observe.
Source : Based on abstract in journal