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Assessment Issues in Language Translation and Interpreting

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Edited By Dina Tsagari and Roelof van Deemter

The need for reliable and valid assessments of translator and interpreter skills has been widely acknowledged inside and outside these professions and the (language) testing community. Despite this agreement, the actual assessments which serve as gatekeepers for professional translators and interpreters do not always live up to the expectations. The focus of the volume is on the assessment of translator and interpreter skills leading to authorization, accreditation, registration and certification in different countries of the world. Apart from the description of the different assessment systems, the chapters shed light on the intricate social, political and financial issues influencing the choices that lead to a specific kind of assessment.

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Design: © Olaf Glöckler, Atelier Platen, Friedberg Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Assessment issues in language translation and interpreting / Dina Tsagari, Roelof van Deemter (eds.) pages cm. — (Language testing and evaluation ; Volume 29) ISBN 978-3-631-63603-9 1. Translating services. 2. Translating and interpreting. 3. Translating services—Evaluation. 4. Translating and inter- preting—Evaluation. I. Tsagari, Dina. P306.94.A88 2013 418'.020287—dc23 2013006368 ISSN 1612-815X ISBN 978-3-631-63603-9 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2013 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an imprint of Peter Lang GmbH All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. www.peterlang.de To our families, friends and colleagues

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