ERIC Number: ED426597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Interpreting and Translating in Australia: Current Issues and International Comparisons.
This report describes the role and status of interpreting and translation (I/T) training and services in Australia and examines a number of issues that relate to policy formation and service provision. It first describes the context for I/T service needs in Australia, then outlines the history and structure of the field in that country, including the relationship between I/T and Australian language policy, federal, state, and private provision of I/T services, and establishment of national standards and a national certification system. A subsequent section details current issues in I/T in Australia, including issues specific to language service organizations, to certification and training, and to different domains of I/T work (indigenous languages, women's/family language service needs, and international communication needs). The final section looks at global trends in I/T, outlines some international perspectives, compares and contrasts the Australian and international experiences, and discusses issues concerning less commonly spoken languages. Appended materials include a list of I/T agencies and contacts in Australia and other countries, statistics on the work of the language service run by the Australian department of immigration and multicultural affairs, and a glossary of relevant acronyms. (MSE)
Descriptors: Certification, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Immigrants, Interpreters, Interpretive Skills, Occupational Information, Policy Formation, Professional Education, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Translation, Trend Analysis
Language Australia, GPO Box 372 F, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3001
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia