Signed language interpreting

Authored by: Karen Bontempo

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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In the broader field of interpreting studies, the discipline of signed language interpreting can no longer be regarded as being in its infancy. A rapidly evolving field, recognition of the work of signed language interpreters, and indeed the status of the signed languages of deaf people, are still emerging in some parts of the world, while in other regions the field has matured considerably, with significant gains made over the past 20 years in particular. The increased professionalization of signed language interpreters, the innovative scholarly work being undertaken in the field, and the introduction of higher education teaching and learning opportunities for signed language interpreters have changed both practice and pedagogy noticeably in recent decades.

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