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Sign Language Interpreting and Interpreter Education: Directions for Research and Practice

Marc Marschark, Rico Peterson, and Elizabeth A. Winston


More than 1.46 million people in the United States have hearing losses in sufficient severity to be considered deaf; another 21 million people have other hearing impairments. For many deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, sign language and voice interpreting is essential to their participation in educational programs and their access to public and private services. However, there is less than half the number of interpreters needed to meet the demand, interpreting quality is often variable, and there is a considerable lack of knowledge of factors that contribute to successful interpreting. Perh ... More

Keywords: hearing loss, deaf, hearing impairments, sign language, voice interpreting, NAD, hearing disabilities, evaluation

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195176940
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof/9780195176940.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Marschark, editor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Rico Peterson, editor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Elizabeth A. Winston, editor
Northeastern University

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1 Shifting Positionality

Dennis Cokely

2 Toward Real Interpreting

Graham H. Turner

3 Educational Interpreting

Mark Marschark, Patricia Sapere, Carol Convertino, and Rosemarie Seewagen

6 The Research Gap

Robert G. Lee

8 Service Learning in Interpreting Education

Christine Monikowski, and Rico Peterson

11 Consumers and Service Effectiveness in Interpreting Work

Robyn K. Dean, and Robert Q. Pollard Jr.


Patricia Sapere, Doni LaRock, Carol Convertino, Laurene Gallimore, and Patricia Lessard

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