Comprehension of television news signed language interpreters: A South African perspective

Autor/a: WEHRMEYER, Ella
Año: 2015
Editorial: Interpreting, vol. 17, nº 2 (2015) pp. 195-225
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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This questionnaire-based study evaluates interpretations of TV news broadcasts into South African Sign Language from the perspective of 360 adult Deaf respondents, who identify factors hindering comprehension. Methodologically, findings are based on both open-ended and closed questions. The sources of difficulty identified, together with viewer assessments of current interpreting services and viewer expectancy norms, are explored in relation to the profile of the Deaf target audience represented by the study sample.