Interpreting as a Discourse Process

Hardcover | November 15, 1999

byCynthia B. Roy

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This book studies interpreting between languages as a discourse process and as about managing communication between two people who do not speak a common language. Roy examines the turn exchanges of a face-to-face interpreted event in order to offer a definition of interpreted events, describethe process of taking turns with an interpreter, and account for the role of the interpreter in terms of the performance in interaction.

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This book studies interpreting between languages as a discourse process and as about managing communication between two people who do not speak a common language. Roy examines the turn exchanges of a face-to-face interpreted event in order to offer a definition of interpreted events, describethe process of taking turns with an interpre...

Cynthia B. Roy is at University of New Orleans.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195119487

ISBN - 13:9780195119480

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Table of Contents

1. Overview2. Discourse and Interpreting3. Analyzing Interpreted Encounters4. The Meeting and the Participants5. Turn Exchanges in an Interpreted Professor-Student Conference6. Role Performance in a Discourse Process7. Interpreting as a Discourse ProcessBibliographyIndex

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"Roy's work is groundbreaking in its premise that interpretation, far from occurring in a neutral, noninvolved manner, involves an active, direct interlocutor who is constantly shifting roles, aligning herself or himself with primary interlocutors, and managing the flow of theconversation...This is a useful text for interpreters and interpreter trainers alike, and it would be excellent required reading in graduate classes in interpreting (both practice and theory) as an introduction to the importance and relevance of discourse approaches to the field. [Roy's] analysisis rich and eloquently demonstrates the wealth of information that can be extracted from one brief speech event."--Language in Society