Sign language interpreting: theory and practice in Australia and New Zealand

Jemina Napier, Rachel McKee, Della Goswell

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    Sign language interpreters, service providers and educators will be familiar with American texts on the sign language interpreting profession, which make excellent reading and worthwhile teaching resources. Nevertheless, much of the information in these is specific to the American professional and training environment. As sign language interpreter educators, the authors’ aim is to extend the range of local texts available, so this introductory Australian/ New Zealand interpreting textbook will complement existing materials. This book provides an overview of the sign language interpreting profession in Australia and New Zealand, detailing theoretical and applied aspects of the field. It includes discussion of the interpreting process, the role of the interpreter, professionalism and ethics, as well as the challenges and strategies for working in a variety of different settings, with consideration given to some specialist interpreting skills. Each chapter guides readers through some of the key issues in the profession, and provides thought questions as a reflective tool. This text will be a valuable resource for sign language and interpreting students, interpreters entering the profession, and a reference book for sign language interpreter practitioners, trainers and researchers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAnnandale, NSW
    PublisherThe Federation Press
    Number of pages225
    ISBN (Print)9781862875838
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • sign language
    • interpreting
    • Australia
    • New Zealand


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