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Signed Language Interpreting in the 21st Century: An Overview of the Profession
edited by Len Roberson and Sherry Shaw
Gallaudet University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-1-944838-25-6 | Cloth: 978-1-944838-24-9
Library of Congress Classification HV2402.S547 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 331.76141970802

This text provides interpreting students with a broad knowledge base that encompasses the latest research, addresses current trends and perspectives of the Deaf community, and promotes critical thinking and open dialogue about the working conditions, ethics, boundaries, and competencies needed by a highly qualified interpreter in various settings. This volume expands the resources available to aspiring interpreters, including Deaf interpreters, and incorporates the voices of renowned experts on topics relevant to today’s practitioners.

       Each chapter provides students with objectives, keywords, and discussion questions. The chapters convey clear information about topics that include credentialing, disposition and aptitude for becoming an interpreter, interpreting for people who are DeafBlind, and working within specialty settings, such as legal and healthcare. A key resource for interpreter certification test preparation, this text follows the interpreter’s ethical, practical, and professional development through a career of lifelong learning and service.

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