Consecutive interpreting

Authored by: Debra Russell , Kayoko Takeda

The Routledge Handbook of Interpreting

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415811668
eBook ISBN: 9781315745381
Adobe ISBN: 9781317595021


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This chapter provides an overview of the cognitive models that have shaped the teaching of interpreters, including models that specifically address consecutive interpreting, and discusses the practice of consecutive interpreting, beginning with a historical overview and moving to contemporary use. We also argue for a review of how consecutive interpreting, cognitive models, note-taking and decision-making are taught in order to prepare interpreters for conference and non-conference interpreting.

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