Summary: Most interpreters express interest in enhancing their skills. However, the criteria defining competence in the interpretation field are vague, and so improvement was hard to define and to achieve. Interpretation Skills: English to ASL by Marty Taylor, Ph.D., describes the skills that are key to strong interpretations in a readable fashion. It is the fruit of four years of research focused on isolating and defining over 50 skills needed in English to ASL interpretatio ...show morens. For each skill, the reader will find definitions and related errors. The skills are presented in a sequence starting with knowledge-lean skills that are used in making parts of an interpretation accurate and progressing to knowledge-rich skills which add eloquence to an interpretation as a whole.
Interpreters, interpreter educators and their students, consumers and employers can all benefit from the skill descriptions it offers. ...show less