The Historical and Social Context of Interpreting
Course Code: CLITG009
This MA course, “The historical and social context of interpreting”, consists of a series of lectures examining: the historical development of interpreting; the influence of technology on interpreting provision; routes to professionalization of interpreters; conference interpreting provision, language status and institutions; community interpreting, interpreting as interaction and interpreting as a social practice; legislation, human rights and language politics; interpreting in the media, voice, in-vision and audio description. It aims to develop students' understanding of the different tensions and mechanism at play when interpreting is provided.
Assessment: Students are assessed by course work (100%). The course work consists of a 3 000-word essay from a list of questions.
Course convenor: Alan Wendt
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