Why Bother with Interpreting Research?
20 September 2018
1 hr 2 mins 34 secs
About this Episode
Certainly research is important in every discipline or field of work, but surely you have also sometimes wondered: actually, why should I care? Surely, it's not like in depth analysis of the voice-to-ear-span or complex and highly complex communication models help you be a better interpreter "out in the field", right?
Well, luckily Jonathan and the two Alexes are here to help and discuss exactly why you SHOULD care and what research does do for you. Let us know what you think and let's continue the conversation!
- 2 Page Reference Collection for the Troublesome Terps Research Episode
- Book: Being a Successful Interpreter - Jonathan Downie — Well, Jonathan's book 😉
- Book: Introducing Interpreting Studies - Franz Pöchhacker — Introducing Interpreting Studies gives a comprehensive overview of the field and offers guidance to those undertaking research of their own. The book is complemented by The Interpreting Studies Reader (Routledge, 2002), a collection of seminal contributions to research in Interpreting Studies, and by the comprehensive Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies (Routledge, 2015).
- Book: The Interpreting Studies Reader - Franz Pöchhacker — The Interpreting Studies Reader is the definitive guide to the growing area of interpreting studies. Spanning the multiple and diverse approaches to interpreting, it draws together the key articles in the field and puts them in their thematic and social contexts. This is a comprehensive overview of interpreting studies and the new directions the subject is taking in the twenty-first century.
- Book: Research Methods in Interpreting: A Practical Resource
- Book: Interpreting as Interaction
- Book: De-/re-contextualizing Conference Interpreting: Interpreters in the Ivory Tower?, Ebru Diriker
- Paper: Interpreters’ perception of linguistic and non-linguistic factors affecting quality: A survey through the world wide web
- Paper: Stakeholder expectations of interpreters: a multi-site, multi-method approach
- Journal: Interpreting - International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting
- Website: www.cirinandgile.com — CIRIN is an international information network on research into conference interpreting. CIRIN is independent, with no financial or institutional link with any academic or non-academic organization.
- Survey Tool