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Attitudes, Innuendo, and Regulators

Challenges of Interpretation

Melanie Metzger and Earl Fleetwood, Editors

Publication Year: 2005

The second volume in the Studies in Interpretation series delves further into the intricacies of sign language interpreting in five distinctive chapters. In the first chapter, Lawrence Forestal investigates the shifting attitudes of Deaf leaders toward sign language interpreters. Forestal notes how older leaders think of interpreters as their friends in exchanges, whereas Deaf individuals who attended mainstream schools possessed different feelings about interpreting. Frank J. Harrington observes in his chapter on British Sign Language-English interpreters in higher education that they cannot be viewed in isolation since all participants and the environment have a real impact on the way events unfold. In Chapter Three, Maree Madden explores the prevalence of chronic occupational physical injury among Australian Sign Language interpreters due to the stress created by constant demand and the lack of recognition of their professional rights. Susan M. Mather assesses and identifies regulators used by teachers and interpreters in mainstreaming classrooms. Her study supports other findings, including the success of ethnographic methods in providing insights into human interaction and intercultural communication within classroom settings. The fifth chapter views how interpreters convey innuendo, a complicated undertaking at best. Author Shaun Tray conducts a thorough examination of innuendo in American Sign Language, then points the way toward future research based upon ethnography, gender, and other key factors.

Published by: Gallaudet University Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. v

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pp. vii

The Studies in Interpretation Series that began in 2003 continues now with volume 2 in 2005. We originally proposed this series of volumes dedicated to empirical research related to interpretation and translation...

Part 1: Working Conditions

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The Prevalence of Occupational Overuse Syndrome in Sign Language Interpreters in Australia—What a Pain!

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pp. 3-70

Occupational health and safety (OHS) issues have been the focus of much discussion and research over the past two decades. Attention has been given to the effects of exposure to environmental factors such as heat, noise, dust, and vibration; physical factors such as workstation design (Moore, Wells, & Ranney, 1991); the length....

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Attitudes of Deaf Leaders Toward Signed Language Interpreters and Interpreting

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pp. 71-92

Elderly deaf leaders who witnessed the emergence of signed language interpreting as a paid profession in the 1960s were inclined to view interpreters as friends and/or protectors of deaf people. The then newly paid profession of interpreting caught many elderly deaf persons...

Part II: Practice

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What Are You Suggesting? Interpreting Innuendo Between ASL and English

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pp. 95-135

Interpretation of innuendo is a complicated undertaking. This is true for monolingual users of a language, but even more so for professionals who are interpreting live and interactive discourse. To gain a better understanding of effective strategies for interpreting innuendo, one must...

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Ethnographic Research on the Use of Visually Based Regulators for Teachers and Interpreters

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pp. 136-161

Recent studies (Winston, 2001; Roy, 2000; Ramsey 1997) reported difficulties experienced by students in participating in interpreted activities, despite the fact that the provision of interpreting services is intended...

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A Study of the Complex Nature of Interpreting with Deaf Students in Higher Education

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pp. 162-187

Study and research related to the U.K. deaf community and their language is a relatively new phenomenon, dating back only to the mid 1970s. The first studies focused on the effects of auditory deprivation on children, their intellect, and their education (Brennan...


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pp. 188


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pp. 189-201

E-ISBN-13: 9781563683312
E-ISBN-10: 1563683318
Print-ISBN-13: 9781563683220
Print-ISBN-10: 1563683229

Page Count: 210
Illustrations: 16 tables, 5 figures
Publication Year: 2005