The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies: An Introduction to Its Theories
Cynthia B. Roy & Jeremy L. Brunson & Christopher A. Stone 2019
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As sign language interpreting has emerged and evolved in the last 20 years as an academic field of study, the scope of learning has broadened to include fields beyond the language and culture of deaf people. This text surveys six disciplines that have informed the study of sign language interpreting: history, translation, linguistics, sociology, social psychology, and cognitive psychology, along with their major ideas, principal scholars, and ways of viewing human interaction. Each chapter includes clear learning goals, definitions, discussion questions, and images to aid understanding. The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies is required reading for upper-level undergraduate or first-year graduate students in interpreting, Deaf studies, and sign language programs.
Cynthia B. Roy is a retired professor in the Department of Interpretation and Translation at Gallaudet University, where she directed the BA program and the PhD program. She is also a nationally certified American Sign Language–English interpreter specializing in community interpreting.
Jeremy L. Brunson is an applied sociologist and independent consultant. He is also an American Sign Language–English interpreter specializing in legal interpreting.
Christopher A. Stone is a senior lecturer (associate professor) of Interpreting and Deaf Studies at the University of Wolverhampton in England. He is also a nationally certified BSL–ASL–English interpreter and holds an IS accreditation from WFD-WASLI.