Interpreting in a Changing Landscape: Selected papers from Critical Link 6

Christina Schäffner (Editor), Krzysztof Kredens (Editor), Yvonne Fowler (Editor)

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This book of selected papers from the Critical Link 6 conference addresses the impact of a rapidly changing reality on the theory and practice of community interpreting. The recent social, political and economic developments have led to phenomena of direct concern to the field, for example multilingualism in traditionally monolingual societies, the emergence of rare language pairs, or new language-related problems in immigration application procedures, social welfare institutions and prisons. Responding to the need for critical reflection as well as practical solutions, the papers in this volume approach the changing landscape of community interpreting in its diversity. They deal with political, social, cultural, institutional, ethical, technological, professional, and educational aspects of the field, and will thus appeal to academics, practitioners and policy-makers alike. Specifically, they explore topics such as interpreting roles, communication strategies, ethics vs. practice, interpreting vs. culture brokering, interpreting strategies in different interactional contexts, and interpreter training and education.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJohn Benjamins
Number of pages340
ISBN (Electronic)9789027271327
ISBN (Print) 9789027224606
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • public service interpreting
  • legal translation
  • court interpreting


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