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The Identity of the Professional Interpreter

How Professional Identities are Constructed in the Classroom

Authors: Runcieman, Alan James

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  • Bridges the gap between the educational world of professional training, and the world of the profession itself
  • Analyses and critiques dominant discourses in an institution by comparing them to the actual world of work and the changes that have occurred there
  • Investigates how students percieve and construct their identities in relation to discourses in the institution and the consequent imagined identity of the future professional they aspire to become
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This monograph examines how higher education(HE) institutions construct ‘professional identities’ in the classroom, specifically how dominant discourses in institutions frame the social role, requisite skills and character required to practice a profession, and how students navigate these along their academic trajectories. This book is based on a longitudinal case study of a prestigious HE institution specialising in training professional interpreters.  
Adopting an innovative research approach, it investigates a community of aspiring professionals in a HE context by drawing on small story narrative analysis from an ethnographic perspective to provide emic insights into the student community and the development of their social identities. The findings (contextualised by examining the curricula of similar institutions worldwide) suggest that interpreter institutions might not be providing students with a clear and comprehensive picture of the interpreter profession, and not responding to its increasingly complex role in today’s society.

About the authors

Dr. Alan James Runcieman is currently an adjunct professor at the Department for Interpreters and Translators,University of Bologna, Italy. His principle research interests lie in the fields of narrative research, ethnography, interpreter training, intercultural communication, phonetics and phonology and World Englishes.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Identity of the Professional Interpreter
Book Subtitle
How Professional Identities are Constructed in the Classroom
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7823-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7823-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7822-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5677-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 184
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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