Sign Language Interpreters’ Ethical Discourse and Moral Reasoning Patterns

Autor/a: DEAN, Robyn K.
Año: 2015
Editorial: Heriot-Watt University
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Traducción e Interpretación


This study investigates the ethical reasoning abilities of sign language interpreters in the US using two data sources, one that is qualitative and one that is quantitative. The twenty-five participants involved in this study were recruited after their completion of an online training session on interpreting ethics (unrelated to this study or the author). Their responses to six ethical scenarios (e.g., what would you do and why) were analysed through the lens of James Rest’s three tacit moral schemas: personal interest schema, maintaining norms schema, and post-conventional schema. These data were then compared to the results of Rest’s standardised instrument of moral reasoning, the Defining Issues Test, also based on these three schema preferences.