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Title: Research in Simultaneous Interpretation. An outsider's Overview
Authors: Viaggio, Sergio
Keywords: Translation TheoryMariano Garcfa LandaPathology of SI.Liberai arts schoolNatural sciences school
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: LINT
Source: Sergio Viaggio, "Research in Simultaneous Interpretation. An outsider's Overview", in: The Interpreters' Newsletter n. 7/1996, Trieste, Edizioni LINT, 1996, pp. 73-84
Series/Report no.: The Interpreters' Newsletter
7
Abstract: 
For some time now I bave been engaged in an animated epistolary polermic
with Mariano Garcfa Landa on the need to go beyond the
strictly 'translational' aspects of SI and delving, among other things, into its
psycho-motor support, i.e. descending from the lofty beights of Translation
Theory into tbe pedestrianly natural first object that supports the physical,
mental and social sides of our craft. Mariano basically asserts the following:
Translation (including SI) pertains to tbe second, social object - as opposed to
the strictly natural first, and research into the psycho-motor first-objectual
support is but research into the subsidiary trappings, but not the essence, of SI.
I agree, except that until such time as the black box is pried open, research and
experimentation are plausible only around SI's material support, since only a
knowledge of the first object will begin to tell us, if no t wbat the second object
is or ought to be, how it is possible, what it requires, bow it works, and what
obstacles it has to surmount.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/8992
ISBN: 88-8190-001-7
Appears in Collections:The Interpreters' Newsletter n. 07 - 1996

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