Convergence, Contact and Interaction
Edited By Eugenia Dal Fovo and Paola Gentile
1 Public Service Interpreting and Translation: Some Convergences and Trends at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (Carmen Valero-Garcés)
1 Public Service Interpreting and Translation: Some Convergences and Trends at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
Public Service Interpreting and Translation (PSIT), or Community Interpreting and Translation, has experienced considerable changes in both theory and practice since the first Critical Link Conference took place in 1995 in Canada. National and international conferences, seminars, courses and workshops all around the world have made it possible for practitioners, trainers and researchers to gather, discuss their views and exchange ideas. At the same time, an ever-growing flow of publications reflects the blossoming of this discipline, in which new tendencies, disciplines and tools have been applied in research and training. This chapter provides an overview of the progress and drawbacks characterising PSIT. First, attention will be paid to some of the challenges and shifts perceived in PSIT at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Second, the impact of these shifts in the evolution of PSIT will be analysed through the study of the relationship between conference interpreting (CI) and PSIT, legal interpreting and translation (LIT) and PSIT, and the role of (written) translation in PSIT. Finally, some comments about the research methods adopted in T&I will be made.
1. Introduction: PSIT in the Twenty-First Century
At the dawn of the T&I discipline, in the middle of the twentieth century, the first Translation and Interpreting Studies scholars focused their attention almost exclusively on written and oral...
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