Master of advanced studies

Directionality in Interpreter Training: Towards a Differentiated Approach

Master program titleMAS in interpreter training
Defense date2008

The interpreting profession is currently faced with a dynamic context of constant changes and new market demands as a result of political developments (such as EU enlargement and the emergence of the newly independent European states) and revised attitudes toward interpreter training, particularly interpreting into the B language. Although AIIC (The International Association of Conference Interpreters) and traditional schools of thought - especially in Western Europe - had for a long time held that interpreters should only interpret into their mother tongue, the changing market situation is making interpreting into B more of a requirement, if not a necessity. Interpreting schools need to take account of the current market situation in the design and delivery of their training programmes. This study sets out to determine whether there is a difference in approach to teaching interpreting into the B language as opposed to training into the A language. In other words, the aim was to find out whether trainers employ different methods as a function of directionality. No prescriptions for trainers are provided; rather, an attempt has been made to present the current situation as it stands as the authors believe that this is a largely unexplored field that is worthy of being targeted for further more in-depth research.

  • B language
  • Interpreter training
  • Teaching methods
  • Directionality
  • Teaching interpreting
Citation (ISO format)
BABAYEVA, Lyeyla et al. Directionality in Interpreter Training: Towards a Differentiated Approach. 2008.
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Master thesis
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