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Volume :4 Issue : 13 1984      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Stress In Simultaneaus Interpreting

Auther : Madeline Haggan

The paper begins by discussing some factors which may lead to psychological stress being experienced by the conference interpreter in the course of his duties. With regard to simultaneous interpreting, attention is focussed on the effects on the interpreter of the original speaker’s rate of speech delivery. The significance of the speaker’s pauses is pointed out in allowing time for the interpreter to catch-up hence reducing his stress level. After a discussion of the nature and role of pausing in speech in general, factors are presented which might lead to a diminution of pausing by the original speaker and hence to an increase in the interpreter’s stress level. Evidence from cross-linguistic studies indicates that different languages may be articulated at different rates because of characteristic differences in the pausing behavior of their speakers. This suggests that the particular language of the original speech may, even from a purely temporal point of view, be a factor leading to interpreter stress. Attention is drawn to the relative lack of research on Arabic in this context and to the lack of knowledge on how interpreters cope with this language, whether on the basis of the original speaker’s rate of articulation, or on the basis of formal translation problems, or on the two combined.

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