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    Sign Language Interpreting: Theory and Practice in Australia and New Zealand (Paperback) By (author) Jemina Napier, By (author) Rachel Locker McKee, By (author) Della Goswell

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    DescriptionThis established textbook, now in its 2nd edition, concentrates on demonstrating how international best practice can operate in the specific local conditions in Australia and New Zealand. The authors expertise as leading Australasian sign language interpreter educators and practitioners, ensures their book integrates a deep knowledge of current international best practice into local conditions for sign language interpreting. This distinguishes it from other international texts on sign language interpreting which tend to reflect different linguistic, professional and training experiences and environments. Sign Language Interpreting provides an updated overview of the profession in Australia and New Zealand, introducing contemporary theoretical and applied aspects of interpreting practice. Drawing upon international and local sources, it discusses the interpreting process, the role of the interpreter, professionalism and ethics, as well as challenges and strategies for working in particular settings, and using specialist interpreting skills. Each chapter includes thought questions that guide readers to reflect on the information and issues presented. This book is a valuable resource for sign language and interpreting students, interpreters entering the profession, as well as a reference book for sign language interpreter practitioners, trainers and researchers.

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    Sign Language Interpreting
    Theory and Practice in Australia and New Zealand
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jemina Napier, By (author) Rachel Locker McKee, By (author) Della Goswell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9781862877801
    ISBN 10: 1862877807

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T General Subject: 480
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    BIC subject category V2: CFP
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    BISAC V2.8: LAN017000
    BIC subject category V2: CFZ
    DC22: 419.94
    LC classification: HV2474 .N37 2010
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    Thema V1.0: CFP, CFZ
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Federation Press
    Imprint name
    Federation Press
    Publication date
    30 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Annandale, NSW
    Review quote
    This book is water to a parched earth. The need for multicultural, evidence-based texts on interpretation is significant. This volume not only addresses the general field of interpretation, it explicates the local context, and it also includes recent research and trends in practice as reflected in international professional literature. The authors of this book bring together a rich set of resources, knowledge, skills and experience. Further, they are each actively, respectfully and meaningfully involved in the communities Australasian interpreters are likely to be working with. The practical and the theoretical are nicely married in this text by authors who are wise teachers, fine researchers, excellent practitioners and women of integrity.Students, working interpreters and teachers of interpretation will find this book a valuable resource. We are so fortunate to have such a fine tool at our disposal, filled with useful and sophisticated information, yet accessible even to those who are just beginning their studies. From recent entrant into training to advanced interpreter with a great deal of experience in the field, this book will offer many benefits and is sure to become a necessary volume in every interpreter's library. - Sharon Neumann Solow, ASL & international Sign Interpreter, Interpreter, Educator & Consultant, From the Foreword Reviews of the previous edition:This is in many ways a pioneering book, addressing as it does the subject of sign language interpreting from an Australasian perspective... There are relatively few books written on this topic so whilst students will find it invaluable, it will also be useful to everyone interested in this area of work, both from Australasia and beyond. There is no doubt that this is an important contribution to our knowledge of sign language interpreting worldwide. - Liz Scott Gibson, Director, Deaf Action, Edinburgh and President, World Association of Sign Language Interpreters This book is the first such book published in Australia and New Zealand, and will benefit training courses. It will surely enhance the quality of these courses, both at the vocational training and university levels. It will also be a valuable resource for professionals and consumers alike... - Robert Adam, Life Member and Past President of the Australian Association of the Deaf
    Table of contents
    Introduction The Interpreting Process Language skills and knowledge Interpreter competencies and attributes Role, ethics and professional practice Communication dynamics and demands Interpreting contexts Specialised interpreting skills Interpreting in Maori and Indigenous Australian contexts Working conditions and professional practices Appendix A: Recommended readingsAppendix B: SLIANZ Code of EthicsAppendix C: ASLIA Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional ConductAppendix D: Deafblind Alphabet ChartAppendix E: Sample terms and conditionsAppendix F: Sample invoiceReferencesIndex