DELC423: Introduction to Liaison Interpreting

20 credits

DELC423: Introduction to Liaison Interpreting

The Introduction to Liaison Interpreting module complements the skills developed in the Translation studies elements of the MA and confronts students with the daily requirements of a professional translator/interpreter.

The module aims to provide students with the basic skills involved in understanding a message and conveying it orally into another language. Students will consolidate and expand their linguistic command of different fields with regards to style, register, communication requirements and technical skills. It will prepare students to deal with the specific pressure that unfolds in different interpreting situations.

This module covers topics including theoretical approaches to interpreting, note-taking in L1 and L2, sight-translation, liaison and consecutive interpreting. The latter part of the module focuses on liaison interpreting and sight translation in the worlds of politics, business, health and medical, legal domain and current affairs.