The Role of Research in Interpreter Education (Report)
Translation & Interpreting, 2010, Jan, 2, 1
Translation & Interpreting
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1. Introduction Many interpreters who are well established in the profession today most likely acquired their skills and earned their academic credentials at a time when the relationship posited in my title would have been considered controversial, to say the least. As demonstrated by the successful performance of many accomplished professionals, interpreting skills can be acquired in formal instruction without any reference to research. I myself can attest to that from my experience as a student in the Department of Translator and Interpreter Training at the University of Vienna in the 1980s. (Indeed, the official designation itself, which survived well into the 1990s, fore-grounded skill acquisition rather than a field of study.) Without any theory-laden lectures and seminars, much could be gained from the practice-oriented instruction by experienced interpreters whom we regarded (and admired) as masters of our craft, as in the venerable tradition of masters teaching their apprentices.
- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Published: Jan 01, 2010
- Publisher: University of Western Sydney
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 21 Pages
- Language: English