Self-preservation in Simultaneous Interpreting
Surviving the RoleeBook - 2009
The image of the tightrope walker illustrates the interpreter's balancing act. Compelled to move forward at a pace set by someone else, interpreters compensate for pressures and surges that might push them into the void. The author starts from the observation that conference interpreters tend to see survival as being their primary objective. It is interpreters' awareness of the essentially face-threatening nature of the profession that naturally induces them to seek what the author calls "dynamic equilibrium", a constantly evolving state in which problems are resolved in the interests of maint.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 182 pages) : illustrations