Characteristics of Oppressed and Oppressor Peoples: Their effect on the interpreting context

Autor/a: BAKER-SHENK, Charlotte
Año: 1986
Editorial: National Convention of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Traducción e Interpretación


Both spoken language interpreters and signed language interpreters function as mediators between members of different linguistic and cultural groups. However, signed language interpreters additionally function as mediators between members of the powerful majority (hearing) and members of an oppressed minority (deaf). And most signed language interpreters, by virtue of their hearing status, are members of that powerful majority. These basic facts are of critical importance for understanding the context in which interpreters work, and they need to be examined openly if we are to get beyond the mutual hurting and confusion that permeate the field of signed language interpreting.