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Access all areas - sign language interpreting, is it that special?

Stone, C; (2010) Access all areas - sign language interpreting, is it that special? Journal of Specialised Translation (14) 41 - 54. Green open access

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Abstract

This article addresses some of the uniqueness and many of the similarities between working as a sign language interpreter and working as a public service interpreter in the UK. It gives a brief introduction to the history of the British Deaf community and the genesis of modern day British Sign Language (BSL). It then introduces the ever expanding areas where interpreters work and gives some examples of the care needed when working in the medical domain. It gives examples of the types of intercultural sensitivity needed by sign language interpreters and the pragmatic relevance needed in their renderings into English and BSL. Finally, it demonstrates that working with the British Deaf community is much like working with any minority language/group in the UK.

Type: Article
Title: Access all areas - sign language interpreting, is it that special?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.jostrans.org/issue14/issue14_toc.php
Language: English
Additional information: Full text made available by kind permission of the journal editor
Keywords: Sign language interpreting, Deaf community access, BSL pragmatics
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/123206
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