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International Perspectives on Sign Language Interpreter Education

International Perspectives on Sign Language Interpreter Education (Hardback)

By Napier, Jemina

The Fourth Volume in the Interpreter Education Series From the moment the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) was established in 2005, an overwhelming wave of requests from around the world arrived seeking information and resources for educating and training i...nterpreters. This new collection provides those answers with an international overview on interpreter training from experts in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Fiji, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. Whether from income-rich or income-poor countries, the 31 contributors presented here provide insights on how sign language interpreter training has developed in each nation, and also how trainers have dealt with the difficulties that they encountered. Many of the contributors relate the movement away from ad hoc short courses sponsored by Deaf communities. They mark the transition from the early struggles of trainers against the stigmatization of sign languages to full-time degree programs in institutions of higher education funded by their governments. Others investigate how culture, religion, politics, and legislation affect the nurturing of professional sign language interpreters, and they address the challenges of extending training opportunities nationally through the use of new technology. Together, these diverse perspectives offer a deeper understanding and comparison of interpreter training issues that could benefit the programs in every nation.
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ISBN 9781563684111
Released NZ 15 Mar 2009
Format Hardback
Series Interpreter Education (part: 04)
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ISBN-13 9781563684111
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Gallaudet University Press,U.S.
Released 15 Mar 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Napier, Jemina
Series Interpreter Education (part: 04)
Category Sign Languages, Braille & Other Linguistic Communication
Social Issues
Social Welfare & Social Services
Central Government Policies
Miscellaneous Items
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 362.4283
Weight 666g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Interpreters for the deaf
NBS Text Unclassifiable: WZ BIC
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly