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LINGUIST List 20.2093

Fri Jun 05 2009

Books: Applied Ling/Translation: Monacelli

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Self-Preservation in Simultaneous Interpreting: Monacelli

Message 1: Self-Preservation in Simultaneous Interpreting: Monacelli
Date: 04-Jun-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Self-Preservation in Simultaneous Interpreting: Monacelli
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Title: Self-Preservation in Simultaneous Interpreting
Subtitle: Surviving the role
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 84
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=BTL%2084

Author: Claudia Monacelli
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289551 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 128.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289551 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027224286 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027224286 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 128.00
Abstract:

The image of the tightrope walker illustrates the interpreter's balancing
act. Compelled to move forward at a pace set by someone else, interpreters
compensate for pressures and surges that might push them into the void. The
author starts from the observation that conference interpreters tend to see
survival as being their primary objective. It is interpreters' awareness of
the essentially face-threatening nature of the profession that naturally
induces them to seek what the author calls "dynamic equilibrium", a
constantly evolving state in which problems are resolved in the interests
of maintaining the integrity of the system as a whole. By taking as a
starting point the more visible interventions interpreters make (comments
on speed of delivery, on exchanges between the chair and the floor), the
author is able to explore the interpreter's instinct for self-preservation
in an inherently unstable environment.

This volume is an insightful and refreshing account of interpreters'
behavior from the other side of the glass-fronted booth.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng )

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