Book reviewCommunity Interpreting Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. xvi + 301 pp. ISBN 978-1-4039-4069-8 £19.99 (Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics). .
Reviewed by Franz Pöchhacker
Nearly a quarter century after the term ‘community interpreter’ first appeared in the title of publications, Sandra Hale has given the field of community interpreting its first comprehensive treatment in an English scholarly monograph. With the pioneering compilation by Jane Shackman (1984) long out of print, and the Handbook by her fellow Australian authors (Gentile et al. 1996) deliberately going beyond community-based settings, this is a unique and significant volume.