Not just child's play

Exploring bilingualism and language brokering as a precursor to the development of expertise as a professional sign language interpreter

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Abstract

This paper situates the discussion of child language brokering (CLB) within the wider context of interpreting studies and discussions of bilingualism and professional interpreting, and provides an overview of a groundbreaking international survey study that sought to collect information about CLB experiences of people who have grown up bilingual in the Deaf community using a sign language and a spoken language. In order to contextualize the study,1 a review of relevant literature will be given, before describing the survey instrument used, the results and implications of the findings will be provided, and a conclusion with recommendations for the sign language interpreting profession and future research will be drawn.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNon-Professional Interpreting and Translation
Subtitle of host publicationState of the art and future of an emerging field of research
EditorsRachele Antonini, Letizia Cirillo, L. Rossato, Ira Toressi
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Pages381-409
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9789027266088
ISBN (Print)9789027258755
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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Keywords

  • bilingualism
  • sign language interpreting
  • questionnaire survey
  • Codas

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Napier, J. (2017). Not just child's play: Exploring bilingualism and language brokering as a precursor to the development of expertise as a professional sign language interpreter. In R. Antonini, L. Cirillo, L. Rossato, & I. Toressi (Eds.), Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research (pp. 381-409). [19] John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/btl.129.19nap
Napier, Jemina. / Not just child's play : Exploring bilingualism and language brokering as a precursor to the development of expertise as a professional sign language interpreter. Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research. editor / Rachele Antonini ; Letizia Cirillo ; L. Rossato ; Ira Toressi. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017. pp. 381-409
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Napier, J 2017, Not just child's play: Exploring bilingualism and language brokering as a precursor to the development of expertise as a professional sign language interpreter. in R Antonini, L Cirillo, L Rossato & I Toressi (eds), Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research., 19, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 381-409. https://doi.org/10.1075/btl.129.19nap

Not just child's play : Exploring bilingualism and language brokering as a precursor to the development of expertise as a professional sign language interpreter. / Napier, Jemina.

Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research. ed. / Rachele Antonini; Letizia Cirillo; L. Rossato; Ira Toressi. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017. p. 381-409 19.

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Napier J. Not just child's play: Exploring bilingualism and language brokering as a precursor to the development of expertise as a professional sign language interpreter. In Antonini R, Cirillo L, Rossato L, Toressi I, editors, Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2017. p. 381-409. 19 https://doi.org/10.1075/btl.129.19nap