New PDF release: Community Interpreting (Research and Practice in Applied

By S. Hale

ISBN-10: 0230593445

ISBN-13: 9780230593442

ISBN-10: 1403940681

ISBN-13: 9781403940681

It is a complete review of the sector of group examining. It explores the connection among study, education and perform, reviewing the most theoretical thoughts, describing the most matters surrounding the perform and the educational of interpreters, and picking out parts of a lot wanted learn in answering these concerns.

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The maxims of quantity, quality and manner may be incompatible with the maxims of politeness, and hence may need to be flouted. Speakers who share the same pragmatic conventions will usually understand them in the way they were intended. However, when their intention is not clearly understood by the hearer, they can cause communication breakdown. If misunderstandings occur between speakers who share the same language, culture and past common histories, how much greater the potential for misunderstanding is when different languages and cultures come into contact.

4 is reflected in the interpreter’s hedging when interpreting the word ‘couch’, as ‘a type of bed or rectangular lounge’. The word ‘couch’ was accurately interpreted as sillón, taken out of context. In the context of a doctor’s surgery, as was the case here, the correct interpretation in Spanish is camilla, a rendition the interpreter produces later in the hearing, when the context becomes clear. 6 The translation choices interpreters make during the conversion phase of the process are linked to their theoretical approach to interpreting.

The register doctors use in addressing their patients has also been linked to power differentials. Shuy (1976) speaks of the need for doctors to discontinue the use of highly technical language which results in complete misunderstandings. On the other hand, Wodak comments 40 Community Interpreting that the doctor’s use of child-like language when addressing an aged, difficult patient only serves to reinforce the difference in power and the patient’s assumed mental inferiority. The frame conflict and the language barriers separating the two participants render cooperative face-toface communication virtually impossible and, in the end, the patient falls silent.

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