Book reviewBasic Concepts and Models for Interpreter and Translator Training. Amsterdam-Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1995. xv + 277 pp. ISBN 90-272-1605-3 Hfl. 120 $ 69.00 (Benjamins Translation Library, 8). .
Reviewed by Don Kiraly and David Sawyer
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In this book, geared toward teachers of interpretation and non-literary translation skills, Daniel Gile draws together the results of his fifteen years of experience as a trainer of translators and interpreters at ISIT in Paris. The work is clearly presented as Gile's personal, experience-based approach, with relatively few attempts made to substantiate claims, either with empirical evidence from research done by others, or with reference to contemporary theory in the field. With this in mind, instructors can find a wealth of useful ideas in this book that can help them develop their own approach to dealing with important concepts in interpreting and translation classrooms.