Release Date: 15 September 2021.
This online module was prepared in partnership with Macquarie University.
Interpreting services can be provided in a multitude of contexts and settings, onsite and remotely, indoors and outdoors, with or without equipment, for a varying number of listeners, for source-language utterances of varying duration, etc. To provide their services in any of these situations, interpreters can resort to different modes used in different modalities. What are they and what does each of them entail? What do interpreters need to do and know to perform well in each of them?
An overview of the different interpreting modes and modalities: consecutive interpreting (long and short), simultaneous interpreting (from a booth, with portable equipment, whispering, with text), sight translation/sight interpreting
Characteristics of use and requirements for each mode and modality
Interpreting and technology: a place for new hybrid modes?
T&I practitioners, students, trainers and users of T&I services who have an interest in understanding what interpreting modes and modalities are and in what communication situations they can be used.
Associate Professor Marc Orlando.
Associate Professor Marc Orlando is the Director of the Translation and Interpreting Studies Program at Macquarie University, Sydney. Since the completion of his doctoral thesis, his research and publications have focused on the synergies between practice, research, and Translation & Interpreting didactics. He has also investigated the use of digital pen technology in interpreter training, as well as the role of interpreters in different contexts of work. He is an active translator and conference interpreter, certified by NAATI (Australia), full member of AUSIT and of AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters. He sits on the Technical Reference and Advisory Committee of NAATI and is the current coordinator of the Research Committee of AIIC.
The different modes and modalities of interpreting
The requirements and characteristics of use for each mode
How technology provides opportunities for new modes and modalities to be explored
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