Click to See Larger Image

View Our Catalog

Join Our E-Mail List

What's New

Sign Language Studies

American Annals of the Deaf

Press Home

International Perspectives on Sign
Language Interpreter Education

Jemina Napier, Editor

View the table of contents.
View the list of contributors.
Read a paper from part two.
Read a review.

$75.00s

Shopping Cart Operations

Add to Cart
Review Or Change Cart Contents
Buy This Book Now
Secure Checkout

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 interpreters. 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.

Jemina Napier is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Translation and Interpreter Programs at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, and president of the Australian Sign Language Interpretersí Association.

ISBN 1-56368-411-X, 978-1-56368-411-1, 6 x 9 casebound, 364 pages, photographs, figures, tables, references, index

$75.00s

Shopping Cart Operations

To order by mail, print our Order Form or call:

TEL 1-800-621-2736; (773) 568-1550 8 am - 5 pm CST
TTY 1-888-630-9347
FAX 1-800-621-8476; (773) 660-2235