Sign language interpreting in Australia: an overview

Jemina Napier, Karen Bontempo, Marcel Leneham

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    This paper presents an overview of the sign language interpreting profession in Australia. The paper is organised into five parts. First, we provide an introduction to the Australian context by providing brief geographic and demographic information, and specific information about the Deaf community and Australian Sign Language (Auslan). We then present information on three key areas: the profession, training and research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1, 7, 8, 45
    Number of pages10
    JournalVIEWS : magazine of the registry of interpreters for the deaf
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • sign language interpreting
    • Australia
    • Auslan


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