Developing and transmitting a shared interpreting research ethos: EUMASLI - A case study

Jens Hessmann, Eeva Salmi, G. H. Turner, S. Wurm

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    Sign language interpreters monitor professional encounters to make informed choices in specific interactional constellations. For the profession, progress crucially depends on transcending individual intuitions and communicating experiential knowledge in the light of theory. Introducing a research perspective encourages the evolution of a practice-oriented research community and enables interpreters to substantiate notions of “best practice”. To develop such a perspective, we need to impart standard methods and concepts of empiricism within and beyond interpreting studies, and to transmit a general research ethos informing the daily practice of practitioners. Here we report an attempt to enhance the research orientation of an international group of working professionals in the quest for a research ethos to be developed by the profession as a whole.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Interpreting Research
    Subtitle of host publicationInquiry in action
    EditorsBrenda Nicodemus, Laurie Swabey
    ISBN (Electronic)978 90 272 8302 3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameBenjamins Translation Library
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
    ISSN (Print)0929-7316


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