An essential resource book in the field of
Interpretation is a very complex task. Practitioners, students and educators live with this complexity every day. They know that "giving voice," to a signer's discourse calls on a whole family of skills -- but exactly what are they? How do skills needed to interpret from ASL to English differ from those needed to interpret from English to ASL? And, if those essential skills are not clear, how do we become more accurate, more eloquent, more faithful interpreters?
These are questions that have motivated Dr. Marty Taylor's research for over 25 years. Building on her earlier studies of interpretation, she extended her research to analyze the specific skills needed to move from ASL to English. In this book, she provides major insight into the key elements of accurate and eloquent interpretation of a signer's message into English. Forty-one (41) distinct skills are identified and carefully defined, along with full descriptions of the interpretation errors that commonly occur when any particular skill is missing.
The book steps readers through a logical path of skill development. There are careful explanations, plentiful examples, a comprehensive subject index and clear guidance on how to use the book to best advantage. An essential reference book for your collection!
Marty M. Taylor
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Recognizing Marty Taylor's interpretation skills as they apply when analyzing your own interpreting samples will help you identify your patterns of effectiveness and room for improvement. No matter where you are in your professional skills, there is something to learn about yourself when you use these guidelines. A great tool if you want to continue to improve in your work.
Great for self analysis. This book really helps to improve common errors within the interpreting profession. The reasons provided for the cause of the errors allowed me to better understand how to correct these error.
I plan on purchasing the companion book as well....English to asl
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