Book review
Sandra Beatriz Hale. Community 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
Vienna

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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.

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References

Gentile, Adolfo, Uldis Ozolins, & Mary Vasilakakos
1996Liaison interpreting: A handbook. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.Google Scholar
Hale, Sandra
2004The discourse of court interpreting: Discourse practices of the law, the witness and the interpreter. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.   CrossrefGoogle Scholar
Shackman, Jane
1984The right to be understood: A handbook on working with, employing and training community interpreters. Cambridge: National Extension College.Google Scholar