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ERIC Number: ED502281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-13
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
Brief History of Canadian ASL-English Interpreting
McDermid, Campbell
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This manuscript provides a synopsis of the written history of American Sign Language-English interpreters in Canada and adds to the limited resources available to interpreter educators, to students, and to the field of visual language interpreting. Within a qualitative framework, this review of the literature identified major themes in sign language interpreting over the last two to three decades. These themes included the appearance of sign language interpreters in the media, the employment of Deaf interpreters, the national shortage of qualified personnel, and reflections of graduates of interpreter education programs. Other areas briefly examined were the formal education of interpreters, legislation mandating the provision of interpretation services in Canada, and both national and provincial organizations that have been established to represent sign language interpreters on a professional level.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada