Conference interpreting interfaces with written translation and implications for interpreter and translator training

This paper aims at presenting an overview of conference interpreting and shows similarities and differences between translating and interpreting. From the theoretical groundworks of the Interpretive Theory of Translation, developed at the ESIT (University of Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle), it shows that, despite theoretical similarities, the two processes have different operational constraints. The implications for translator and interpreter education resulting from these operational differences are then discussed.

Translating; Interpreting; Interpretive Theory of Translation; Translator and Interpreter Education

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