Interpreters who work in community settings were surveyed in a worldwide study conducted in 1998-99. The aim of the survey was to gain insight from the interpreters’ perspective into the nature of community-based interpreting (CBI). Subjects were approached through interpreter associations (Critical Link and other network) worldwide. Practising interpreters were asked to give factual details of their work, languages, experience, and training, and to express their views on their role, working conditions, and status. They were also asked to identify qualities and skills needed for CBI and the guiding principles underlying their work. Most survey questions were open-ended to give respondents the opportunity to express their thoughts more fully. The final sample of 92 interpreters, mainly working in government settings, came from seven different countries. Survey findings answered some of the questions initially raised, and the results are presented in this report.
|Title of host publication||The Critical link 3|
|Subtitle of host publication||interpreters in the community : selected papers from the Third International Conference on Interpreting in Legal, Health and Social Service Settings, Montréal, Québec, Canada 22-26 May 2001|
|Editors||Louise Brunette, Georges Bastin, Isabelle Hemlin, Heather Clarke|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam ; Philadelphia|
|Publisher||John Benjamins Publishing Company|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Name||Benjamins translation library|
|Publisher||John Benjamins Publishing|
Chesher, T., Slatyer, H., Doubine, V., Jaric, L., & Lazzari, R. (2003). Community-based interpreting: the interpreters' perspective. In L. Brunette, G. Bastin, I. Hemlin, & H. Clarke (Eds.), The Critical link 3: interpreters in the community : selected papers from the Third International Conference on Interpreting in Legal, Health and Social Service Settings, Montréal, Québec, Canada 22-26 May 2001 (pp. 273-292). (Benjamins translation library; Vol. 46). Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.