Positioning Interpreting -- The Concept of Role Space, 2012

Robert G. Lee, MA, CI/CT
It is time to rethink the entire concept of role and look more towards an approach that equips interpreters to make informed decisions about how their presence may effect consumers. Questions addressed in this presentation include:
*What are the basic conventions of 'normal' monolingual interactions? *How do interpreters deviate from these conventions, and where has the narrow notion of the 'role' come from? *How can we explain the unique position of the interpreter in an interaction, and what can we learn from the similarities that interpreters have to the other participants?

GURIEC Webinar: Positioning Interpreting -- The Concept of Role Space