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International Perspectives on Sign
Language Interpreter Education

Jemina Napier, Editor

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The Fourth Volume in the Interpreter Education Series


Preface: The Conference of Interpreter Trainers and
Its Influence on the Past, Present, and Future
     carolyn ball

     liz scott gibson

Part One: Europe

Sign Language Interpreter Training in Austria:
An Integrated Approach
     nadja grbić

Sign Language Interpreter Training in Finland
     marjukka nisula and
     juha manunen

Three Leaps of Faith and Four Giant Steps:
Developing Interpreter Training in Ireland
     lorraine leeson and teresa lynch

Beginnings of the Interpreter Training Program
in Kosovo
     selman hoti and susan emerson

Linguistic Variation as a Challenge for Sign Language
Interpreters and Sign Language Interpreter Education
in the Netherlands
     onno crasborn and tony bloem

From Small Acorns: The Scottish Experience
of Developing Interpreter and Translator Training
     christine w. l. wilson and
     rita mcdade

Interpreter Education in Sweden: A Uniform Approach
to Spoken and Signed Language Interpreting
     anna hein

Part Two: Asia-Pacific

Interpreting Down Under: Sign Language Interpreter
Education and Training in Australia
     karen bontempo and
     patricia levitzke-gray

Isa Lei: Interpreter Training in Fiji
     kate nelson, inise tawaketini,
     ruth spencer, and della goswell

Training of Sign Language Interpreters in Japan:
Achievements and Challenges
     eiichi takada and shin'ichi koide

Sign Language Interpreter Education and the
Profession in New Zealand
     rachel mckee, shizue sameshima,
     lynette pivac, and david mckee

Part Three: The Americas

Brazilian Sign Language Interpreter Education
in Brazil: From Voluntary Work to Formal Distance
     ronice müller de quadros and
     marianne rossi stumpf

Traveling the Path of Excellence in Interpreter
Education: The Canadian Experience
     karen malcolm and nigel howard

The National Consortium of Interpreter Education
Centers in the United States of America
     elizabeth a. winston and
     dennis cokely

Part Four: Africa

Sign Language Interpreter Training Kenya
     okoth okombo, jefwa g. mweri,
     and washington akaranga



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

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


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