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Translation, Sociolinguistic, and
Consumer Issues in Interpreting

Melanie Metzger and
Earl Fleetwood, Editors

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The Third Volume in the Studies in Interpretation Series

This new volume focuses on scholarship over a refined spectrum of issues that confront interpreters internationally. Editors Melanie Metzger and Earl Fleetwood call upon researchers from the United States, Ireland, Australia, and the Philippines to share their findings in six chapters.

In the first chapter, Roberto R. Santiago and Lisa A. Frey Barrick reveal how interpreters deal with translating source language idioms into American Sign Language (ASL). In Chapter 2, Lorraine Neeson and Susan Foley-Cave review the particular demands for decision-making that face interpreters on several levels in a class on semantics and pragmatics. Liza B. Martinez explains in Chapter 3 the complicated, multilingual process of code switching by Filipino interpreters when voice-interpreting Filipino Sign Language.

Chapter 4 offers a deconstruction by Daniel Roush of the stereotype that Deaf ASL-users are direct or blunt, based on his analysis of two speech/social activities of requests and refusals. Jemina Napier investigates interpreting from the perspective of deaf consumers in Australia in Chapter 5 to explore their agenda for quality interpreting services. In the final chapter, Amy Frasu evaluates methods for incorporating visual aids into interpretations from spoken English to American Sign Language and the potential cognitive dissonance for deaf persons that could result.

Melanie Metzger is Professor and Chair, Department of Interpretation, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Earl Fleetwood is a staff interpreter with Sign Language Associates, Inc., and an adjunct instructor in Gallaudet University’s Master of Arts in Interpretation program.

ISBN 978-1-56368-360-2, ISSN 1545-7613, 6 x 9 casebound, 240 pages, tables, figures, references, index

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