Toward more reliable assesment of interpreting performance

Jieun Lee

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    This pilot study examines the use of rating scales in the assessment of interpreting performance quality. The three criteria and descriptors in the band scale were developed a priori based on intuitive understanding of different levels of interpreting quality and the rating scale models used in second language assessment. Nine professional Korean interpreters rated five English Korean consecutive interpreting performances using the scales, and provided feedback on the use of rating scales. The results indicate that rating scales may enhance the reliability of assessment of interpreting performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Critical link 5
    Subtitle of host publicationquality in interpreting - a shared responsibility
    EditorsSandra Hale, Uldis Ozolins, Ludmila Stern
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam ; Philadelphia
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9789027224316
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameBenjamins translation library
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Pub.

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