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DOI doctoral students Sheneman and Collins have research article featured in book by GU Press

From left: Naomi Sheneman, Book Cover, and Pamela Collins

Naomi Sheneman, ’98, and Pamela F. Collins, ’07 & G-’11, doctoral students in Gallaudet’s Department of Interpretation, recently published a chapter in a volume edited by Rachel Rosenstock, G-'03 & PhD '05, and Jemina Napier. The volume International Sign: Linguistic, Usage, and Status Issues is published by Gallaudet University Press (2016). In the book, various authors address questions about International Sign (IS) regarding its linguistic features and lexicon, and how it is used at interpreted events.

Sheneman and Collins’ article The Complexities of Interpreting International Conferences: A Case Study reports on a study conducted by a deaf and a hearing research team. In their research, two interpretations of a single source text were analyzed: one, a transcription of an audio relayed, simultaneous interpretation of a signed source text and, two, a video translation of a recording of the same signed text. An analysis comparing the transcription and the written translation revealed differences in register and a loss of important content from the source text. Participant interview data provided insights for why the differences occurred, including deaf-hearing team processes, the interaction of multiple signed languages, and communication logistics in interpreting for an international conference. 

 Congratulations to Naomi Sheneman and Pamela Collins on the publication of their research!

Posted by Phil Dignan | Posted July 15, 2016 at 2:19 PM

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