Community Interpreting: signed or spoken? Types, modes, and methods

Nadja Grbić, Sonja Pöllabauer

Abstract


This article focuses on the similarities and differences between spoken and signed language Community Interpreting (CI). After a briefoverview of the various terms that are generally used in the relevant literature – albeit in- consistently – to categorize various sorts of interpreting (type, mode, setting), we examine a number of typologies of interpreting events that have been developed in order to allowfor a more complex categorization of such events. A briefoutline of the history of research into spoken and signed language CI is complemented by a short description of the similarities and differences between spoken and signed language CI. We also discuss various examples of research methods that have been applied to spoken and signed language CI.

Keywords


interpreting studies; community interpreting; signed language; interpreting; interpreting typologies; research methods

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