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ERIC Number: ED426597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 150
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-875578-83-8
Interpreting and Translating in Australia: Current Issues and International Comparisons.
Ozolins, Uldis
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)
Language Australia, GPO Box 372 F, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3001
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia