Interpreting as a Discourse Process

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Chapter 1
1.It is an ordinary expectation that the two primary speakers in an interpreted event do not speak each other's language. It happens occasionally, however, that one speaker does know the other language but perhaps does not speak it well enough, or comprehend it well enough to ensure communication, and thus an interpreter is present (cf Wadensjö 1998).

Chapter 2
1.1 include signed languages in the concept of spoken language for this particular discussion because I am distinguishing here between talk, whether spoken or signed, and text. The transcription of signed languages has been an equally difficult task for reasons described in this discussion and more.
2.Many interactional sociolinguists rely on a more precise transcription of linguistic, including prosodic detail. The example, as presented here, was done so by Gumperz for case of reading.
3.Conversational analysis followed on the heels of Chomsky and traditions of generative grammar and their search for rule-governed behavior and universal principles unfettered by actual human performance. Generativists were looking for rule-governed behavior at the sentence level; Sacks and his colleagues were looking for rule-governed behavior at the conversational level.

Chapter 5
1.I thank Cecilia Wadensjö for pointing this out to me. As usual her comments have made this a better text.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • 1 - Prologue 3
  • 2 - Discourse 9
  • 3 - Translation and Interpretation 23
  • 4 - Turn-Taking as a Discourse Process 36
  • Summary 38
  • 5 - Analyzing Interpreted Encounters 40
  • 6 - The Meeting and the Participants 53
  • 7 - Turn Exchanges in an Interpreted Professor-Student Conference 67
  • 8 - Role Performance in an Interpreted Discourse Process 101
  • 9 - Epilogue 122
  • Notes 129
  • Bibliography 133
  • Index 139
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