Deaf Translation: Socio-Cultural Perspective

by Eileen Forestal, Janis Cole

Abstract

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There is limited research on Deaf translators and their approaches to translation. New research on Deaf translators will be shared which will support the argument that translation should be viewed through a socio-cultural perspective. Deaf translators provide that perspective through their formative experiences, language and cultural competence to add depth, context, and more meaning to ASL/English translations. There will be opportunities for discussion on teaching approaches using translation based on first-hand accounts from Deaf translators and a collaborative approach working with Deaf and hearing colleagues. The presentation suggests directions in terms of promoting and building a stronger generation of Deaf translators.
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Proceedings of the 2018 Biennial Conference

Reaching New Heights in Interpreter Education: Mentoring, Teaching & Leadership