Interpreter-mediated Justice: Different Languages, Different Research Methodologies
George Davis Lecture Theatre, Esmee Fairbarn Building, Heriot-Watt University
Saturday 7th November 2015
Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS)
Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies
School of Management & Languages, Heriot-Watt University
About the event:
With the emergence of interpreting studies as a sub-discipline of translation studies, more attention is being paid to the research methods applied to the investigation of interpreting processes and products, with documentation of the shifts, turns and paradigms in interpreting studies (Pöchhacker, 2009, 2014). The Justisigns project, funded through the EU Leonardo Da Vinci Lifelong Learning programme, to promote access to justice for deaf sign language users, provides a springboard to explore various research methods that are used in legal interpreting research. This ARTIS symposium will feature guest speakers who will share their legal interpreting studies, with detailed descriptions of the research methods chosen and why, and a panel discussion to explore the benefits of using various research methods. This symposium will contribute to our understanding not only how to conduct legal interpreting research, but also the various research methods that can be considered in interpreting studies generally.
Abstracts (to follow)
George Davis Lecture Theatre, Esmee Fairbarn Building, Heriot-Watt University, EH14 4AS
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Maximum number of participants: 56
Registration rate is £50, including lunch and refreshments.
Registration for PhD students (max. 10 places) is £10.
Registration now open – book soon to avoid disappointment: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/justisigns-symposium-nov-2015-tickets-17044915802
British Sign Language and International Sign interpreters will be provided.