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The increasing movement of people between countries in the modern world requires that interpreters and translators take their place, shoulder to shoulder, with members of other professions in the public services, such as doctors, lawyers and social workers. Interpreters and translators, and others with needed language skills, must therefore earn that place by undertaking what is necessary to become a recognized profession with nationally recognized training, assessments, qualifications and a code of conduct. This book provides an accessible introduction to this emerging and socially critical branch of the language professions. The focus is on the development of a professional framework in which public service professionals, including managers, can learn to work together with their new colleagues to deliver a professional service to those seeking access across linguistic and cultural barriers. The book brings together a wealth of practical and professionally-oriented information which will benefit trainees, trainers and practising professionals alike, as well as those who manage and work with them.


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The increasing movement of people between countries in the modern world requires that interpreters and translators take their place, shoulder to shoulder, with members of other professions in the public services, such as doctors, lawyers and social workers. Interpreters and translators, and others with needed language skills, must therefore earn that place by undertaking what is necessary to become a recognized profession with nationally recognized training, assessments, qualifications and a code of conduct. This book provides an accessible introduction to this emerging and socially critical branch of the language professions. The focus is on the development of a professional framework in which public service professionals, including managers, can learn to work together with their new colleagues to deliver a professional service to those seeking access across linguistic and cultural barriers. The book brings together a wealth of practical and professionally-oriented information which will benefit trainees, trainers and practising professionals alike, as well as those who manage and work with them.


Reviews

'This book represents a valuable addition to the growing literature available to the student of interpreting. It also constitutes a useful encapsulation of the salient issues for the profession, and practitioners will benefit from its comprehensive nature and practical suggestions.' Interpreting


Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
What is All this About?
Developing Interpreting in the Public Services: A Case Study
The Expertise and Role of Public Service Interpreters and Translators
Training and Assessment of Public Service Interpreters
Establishing a Professional Framework
Bilingual Practitioners
The Role of Public Service Professionals: Training and Responsibilities
Management and Policy
References
Index


Authors

ANN CORSELLIS is currently Vice Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. She co-ordinated projects for the development of training, assessment and good practice of public service interpreters in the UK and is participating in a fifth EU project. She has extensive experience of the health service, as well as of the courts.