Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting

Understanding Community Interpreting Services

Diversity and Access in Australia and Beyond

Authors: Eser, Oktay

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  • Analyses the development of community interpreting in Australia, widely viewed as an international leader in the field
  • Suggests possible solutions and future directions for the development of community interpreting programmes
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of an emerging and increasingly relevant field of interpreting
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About this book

This book investigates community interpreting services as a market offering that satisfies the needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) members of the Australian community, with an additional chapter on the Turkish context. Bringing together the disciplines of interpreting studies and management, the author analyses a variety of challenges which still arise in various fields of interpreting and suggest possible solutions, as well as future directions for other global contexts where changing demographics mean that community-based interpreting is increasingly relevant. Based on interviews with various stakeholders including directors, interpreters, and trainers in the private sector or state-run institutions, the book's main focus is the real experiences of people working on the ground in community interpreting. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of translation, interpreting and migration studies, as well as interpreters and their trainers, and government policy-makers. 

About the authors

Oktay Eser is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Translation and Interpreting at Amasya University, Turkey. 


Reviews

“The book is a welcome addition to the field. Eser explores the various challenges facing the provision of community interpreting services in Australia, with a particular focus on provision in the very culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) state of Victoria. Its novelty lies in its analysis of the interpreting industry through a management studies lens, through which Eser has managed to explore and link the many different challenges and issues involved in offering quality and sustainable community interpreting services. I have no doubt that the issues and strategies discussed by Eser here apply to the situation in many other countries.” --Ineke H. M. Crezee, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

 “A very thorough and in-depth analysis of the many challenges facing a critical but undervalued profession. Highly recommended for policy makers.” --Mark Painting, Chief Executive Officer, National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI), Australia.

"This book is an invaluable contribution to community interpreting studies. For a very long time, we in Australia have felt our industry to be quite unique and despite the many real challenges that are documented in this book, those involved share a deep commitment and pride in this industry. We are proud of Dr Eser's work which has taken us to the world stage and we hope that our lifelong 'experiment' will provide a solid template for global communities to follow. Dr Eser's book combines not only a history and descriptions of the industry, but delves deeper and confronts the practical reality of community interpreting: the daily challenges facing interpreters and translators as well as those that threaten the sustainability of such an essential service. A thought provoking read for anyone contemplating a career in language services or language services' policy!" --Niki Baras, Professionals Australia.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Community Interpreting Services
Book Subtitle
Diversity and Access in Australia and Beyond
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55861-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55861-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55860-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 153
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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