It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Revisiting the Interpreter’s Role
A study of conference, court, and medical interpreters in Canada, Mexico, and the United States
Through the development of a valid and reliable instrument, this book sets out to study the role that interpreters play in the various settings where they work, i.e. the courts, the hospitals, business meetings, international conferences, and schools. It presents interpreters’ perceptions and beliefs about their work as well as statements of their behaviors about their practice. For the first time, the administration and results of a survey administered across languages in Canada, Mexico and the United States offer the reader a glimpse of the interpreters' views in their own words. It also discusses the tension between professional ideology and the reality of interpreters at work. This book has implications for the theory and practice of interpreting across settings.
Table of contents
Acknowledgments xi List of tables xiii List of figures xiv List of abbreviations xv Prologue 1 1. Overview of the field 7 2. Opening up the circle 27 3. The construction of the Interpreter Interpersonal Role Inventory (IPRI) 47 4. Interpreter Interpersonal Role Inventory: Administration and results 63 5. Expanding perspectives 83 Appendix 1. IPRI Final Version 101 Appendix 2. Organizations surveyed for different settings 106 Appendix 3. Letter from AIIC, U.S. Respondent #16 107 Notes 111 References 115