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Interpreting in Multilingual, Multicultural Contexts

Rachel Locker McKee and
Jeffrey E. Davis, Editors

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The Seventh Volume in the Studies in Interpretation Series

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McKee (Victoria Univ., NZ) and Davis (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville) are both sign-language linguists/interpreter trainers, and here they introduce the reader to the work of 17 other linguists and trainers, who document their field studies in the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Brazil. The volume provides a fascinating look at the complex linguistic and sociocultural issues surrounding trilingual and four-language interpreting for deaf and hearing persons in sign-language environments across diverse cultures. The volume also addresses specialty topics, e.g., the challenges of providing due process while interpreting for indigenous Australian Deaf persons in the legal system. The editors bring the discussion into the digital age by including discussion of interpreting through VRS (video relay services). Like Deaf Professionals and Designated Interpreters, ed. by Peter Hauser, Karen Finch, and Angela Hauser (2008), and Christopher Stone’s Toward a Deaf Translation Norm—the latter also released in the “Studies in Interpretation” series—this volume highlights the urgent need to provide equal access to qualified interpreters for Deaf scientists who present their work at international conferences. A must-read for interpreter trainers—particularly in Texas, New York, and California, where the need for trilingual and four-language interpreters is most pronounced. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty/professionals.

Rachel Locker McKee is a senior lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

Jeffrey E. Davis is an associate professor in the Educational Interpreter Program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-445-6, ISSN 1545-7613, 6 x 9 casebound, 280 pages, 9 tables, 7 figures

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