Team interpreting: A look at how interpreters support each other during an interpretation

ID: 3530
School: TBD
Program: TBD
Status: Completed
Start date: January 2018
End Date: May 2018


This research study will analyze the question: How does the 'on' interpreter perceive and manage the 'support' interpreter feeding decoy information during a teamed assignment? The research will analyze three mock interpreting scenarios where a control interpreter will provide decoy feeds at scripted times. The decoy feeds will influence the working interpreters processing time and alter the dynamics between the two interpreters. The findings of this research will provide insights into how team interpreters build and lose trust during an assignment; which could impact how teaming is taught to interpreting students and how it is implemented in the field.

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