Reaching New Heights in Textbooks

by Cynthia Roy, Jeremy Brunson, Christopher Stone

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As BA and MA interpreting programs have proliferated, educators continually bemoan the lack of academic textbooks. We introduce our new textbook: The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies: An Introduction to Its Theories. This book, ideally for undergraduates at the junior or senior level, or first year graduate students, familiarizes students with six academic disciplines that inform our understanding of the interpreting process and form a foundation for the emerging discipline, Interpreting Studies (IS). We discuss the disciplines: history, translation, linguistics, sociology, social psychology, and cognitive psychology, along with their major ideas, major scholars, and ways of viewing human interaction. In our presentation, we will preview each chapter with power-point slides, discuss the contents and possible use of this textbook, and then open the floor for discussion. We anticipate that educators will have informed feedback, and that it will pave the way for reaching newer heights in Interpreter Education.
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Proceedings of the 2018 Biennial Conference

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