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Title: Skilled-based and knowledge-based strategies in Television Interpreting
Authors: Pignataro, Clara
Keywords: Television interpretingConference Interpreting
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Clara Pignataro, "Skilled-based and knowledge-based strategies in Television Interpreting", in: The Interpreters' Newsletter, 16 (2011), pp. 81-98.
Series/Report no.: The Interpreters' Newsletter
Television Interpreting and Conference Interpreting have always been regarded as
profoundly different in terms of the expected performance and the interpreting strategies
utilized. Television interpreting is a multi-faceted activity, requiring a particular mind-set
and special communicative skills: television interpreters produce their own text, in an
attempt to ensure coherence and convey the same effect that the speaker wants to obtain,
with little or no possibility of using décalage due to the pragmatic context. The paper
investigates how the flow of discourse is managed by television interpreters, with a special
focus on the use of prosody and discourse markers. The analysis is conducted on a
corpus of recorded texts, interpreted in simultaneous mode by a professional conference
interpreter, working for public television. The typology of the interpreted event is the press
conference interview, characterized by a rapid question and answer format. Through this
analysis, we shall outline a profile of television interpreters and their interpreting
Type: Book Chapter
ISSN: 1591-4127
Appears in Collections:The Interpreters' Newsletter n. 16 - 2011

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