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Dealing with cultural differences in conference interpreting
Seyda Eraslan (Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir) [BIO]
The interpreter’s role has been discussed mainly in community settings. This paper, unlike previous studies in the field, attempts to study cultural differences in conference interpreting in relation to the micro and macro-contexts in which the interaction takes place. The aim of the study is to highlight these issues and contextualize the interpreter and conference interpreting within the broader socio-cultural context of Turkey. This is done by analyzing interpreted discourse of interpreters. Through the analysis of recordings of meetings and field notes from various conferences within an overall fieldwork approach taking into account information on the broader (socio-cultural context, institutional context, specific settings, participants) and the more immediate contextual levels (actual interpreting contexts), we aim to find out and discuss how interpreters deal with cultural differences in conference settings.
Patron: President of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer
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