With the emergence of English as a dominant language in the globalization of communicative practices, interpreting plays a major role worldwide in various interlinguistic/cultural settings over a myriad of domain-specific genres. This volume offers a collection of research papers on interpreting across a range of scenarios covering several language combinations with English. It offers multiple research perspectives encompassing diverse interpreting modes within both conference and public service settings, including new emerging areas in Interpreting Studies such as media, remote and sign language interpreting. Each chapter investigates a genre or subgenre associated with a specific field of discourse: business, literature, law, medicine, media, defence, politics, and sport. The variety of topics investigated is broad and the diversity of methodological approaches wide, offering insight into rhetorical, microlinguistic and terminological features, drawing upon text linguistics, discourse and conversation analysis, corpus linguistics and studies on quality.
Browsing Interpreting across Genres: Multiple Research Perspectives by Author "Tripepi Winteringham, Sarah"
This chapter is aimed at exploring and discussing the role and responsibility of the interpreter,
both liaison and simultaneous, at encounters where English is the main channel
of communication and the interpreter is called to translate English for Special Purposes
(ESP) between non-native English interlocutors.
Discussion will be based on the analysis of several scenarios taken from the medical, technical
and financial world where peer relations between the interlocutors involved as well
as knowledge of ESP and/or standard language usage vary and affect communication
The analysis is aimed at discussing the interpreter’s intervention in the scenarios studied
and how s/he can effectively facilitate communication, not only by providing a linguistically
accurate translation, but also by understanding the parties involved and preventing
disappointment in the clients’ expectations.
The paper will also show how the form of interpreting used can largely influence the
translation and, thus, comprehension among the parties.