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Taiwan Sign Language Interpreting

Theoretical Aspects and Pragmatic Issues

Riccardo Moratto

This book is the first monograph on interpreting issues related to Taiwan Sign Language (TSL). TSL is the language used amongst deaf communities in Taiwan. As far as interpreting from and into TSL is concerned, there are numerous issues and inadequacies to be tackled in terms of the professional identity and the services provided. Research on this issue is crucial because it aims at raising the self-awareness of TSL interpreters and the quality of the interpretation itself. The results of this research monograph have implications for sign language interpreting in regard to research, pedagogy and practice, insofar as they raise the awareness of one’s own professional figure. This seems to be a crucial deontological factor in any discussion related to interpreting rights.

List of Tables – Foreword – Preface – Acknowledgments – List of Abbreviations – Introduction – Taiwan Sign Language – TSL Interpreting – Challenging Areas in TSL Interpreting – Empirical Research – Assessment and Evaluation in TSL Interpreting – Conclusion – Dictionaries of Taiwan Sign Language Used – Appendix – Index.