Sign Language Interpreting Theory and Practice in Australia and New Zealand

ISBN-10: 1862877807

ISBN-13: 9781862877801

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

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This established textbook, now in its 2nd edition, concentrates on demonstrating how international best practice can operate in the specific local conditions in Australia and New Zealand.The authors expertise as leading Australasian sign language interpreter educators and practitioners, ensures their book integrates a deep knowledge of current international best practice into local conditions for sign language interpreting. This distinguishes it from other international texts on sign language interpreting which tend to reflect different linguistic, professional and training experiences and environments.Sign Language Interpreting provides an updated overview of the profession in Australia and New Zealand, introducing contemporary theoretical and applied aspects of interpreting practice. Drawing upon international and local sources, it discusses the interpreting process, the role of the interpreter, professionalism and ethics, as well as challenges and strategies for working in particular settings, and using specialist interpreting skills. Each chapter includes thought questions that guide readers to reflect on the information and issues presented.This book is a valuable resource for sign language and interpreting students, interpreters entering the profession, as well as a reference book for sign language interpreter practitioners, trainers and researchers.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Federation Press
Publication date: 3/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction
The Interpreting Process
Language skills and knowledge
Interpreter competencies and attributes
Role, ethics and professional practice
Communication dynamics and demands
Interpreting contexts
Specialised interpreting skills
Interpreting in Maori and Indigenous Australian contexts
Working conditions and professional practices
Index
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