Sign language interpreting education

Authors Annemiek Hammer , Dr. Beppie van den Bogaerde
Published in Dialogue Interpreting: A trainer’s handbook
Publication date 2017
Research groups Deaf Studies
Type Book

Summary

We present a description of our didactic approach to train undergraduate sign language interpreters on their interpersonal and reflective skills. Based pre-dominantly on the theory of role-space by Llewellyn-Jones and Lee (2014), we argue that dialogue settings require a dynamic role of the interpreter in which s/he constantly makes choices based on contextual, interpesonal skills (IPS) is essential to improve the interpreter's behaviour. We developed several courses of Interpreting Skills (INS) offered during a four-year tertiary education programme, based on the concepts of competency-based learning and teaching. We provide a short description of one in particular, INS7, and give some examples of practice (role-play) and (sef) assessment.

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Language English
Published in Dialogue Interpreting: A trainer’s handbook
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISBN:978-90-272-5885-4
Page range 64-81

Annemiek Hammer

Annemiek Hammer | Researcher | Deaf Studies

Annemiek Hammer

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Deaf Studies