Interpreting services for refugees: Hearing voices?

Williams, L. (2005) Interpreting services for refugees: Hearing voices? International Journal of Migration, Health & Social Care, 1 (1). pp. 37-49. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article examines current issues in the use of interpreting services, as experienced by refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. The paper begins with a review of relevant literature on interpreting services and relates it to the service context and the specific needs of refugees and asylum seekers. There follows a discussion of a small-scale research project carried out with interpreters working in these services. Recommendations are made which include the need to educate all three parties (the professional employing the interpreter, the interpreter and the client) in not only best practice and practical techniques of working with interpreters, but also broader issues such as the complexity of the interpreting process, the importance of establishing trust, competing agendas and negotiation of meaning that are implicit in the interpretation process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Migration and Social Care (RAE)
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:30
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2013 11:25
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/797 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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