Bookcover of Attitudes of American Deaf Leaders toward Sign Language Interpreters
Booktitle:

Attitudes of American Deaf Leaders toward Sign Language Interpreters

Attitudinal Studies relating to American Deaf Leaders' Experiences and Satisfaction with Sign Language Interpreters

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-07-03 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-17181-5

ISBN-10:
3639171810
EAN:
9783639171815
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Sign language interpreting is one of the primary support services for deaf people. This study presentation is based on American deaf leaders’ cumulative response to Forestal’s national attitude survey in 2000. Approximately 400 deaf leaders completed a demographic questionnaire including items related to their experiences with interpreters. Older leaders were inclined to show gratitude and appreciation for interpreters, whereas younger leaders possessed a strong tendency to criticize or complain about interpreters. Age, education and frequency of use of interpreters were personal characteristics of deaf leaders in relation to attitudes, whereas negative experiences and satisfaction with interpreters were experiential characteristics based on their direct relation to the interpreting interaction. Relevant questions may be as follows: Is mainstream education a factor for the shift of attitudes? Why is interpreter competency important? How can the quality of interpreting improve for the dual benefit of American deaf people and the interpreting profession?
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Lawrence Forestal
Number of pages:
136
Published at:
2009-07-03
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Natural Sciences
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
Psychometric survey research on sign language interpreting and attitudes

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