Sign language and interpreting: a diachronic symbiosis
Kellett Bidoli, Cynthia
In the past when deaf people had no opportunity to learn to read, write or even speak, the aid of ad hoc ‘interpreters’ was the only means available to communicate with the hearing. This paper seeks to inform practitioners and researchers of spoken language interpreting a little about the historical evolution of interpreting for deaf individuals, about deafness, sign language use, historical developments in deaf education and the emergence of professional sign language interpreting.
The Interpreters' Newsletter
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Cynthia Kellett Bidoli, "Sign language and interpreting: a diachronic symbiosis", in: The Interpreters' Newsletter n. 21 (2016), Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 95-107