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Encounters with Reality : 1,001 Interpreter Scenarios

by
ISBN13:

9780916883287

ISBN10:
0916883280
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Registry of Interpreters for

Table of Contents

Author's Preface vii
Acknowledgements xi
Publisher's Foreword xiii
Section One Scenarios and Suggested Best Practices for Ethical Decision-Making 1(200)
Section Two Additional Scenarios for Interpreters
Part A: Ethics and Issues
Professionalism: Getting there on time, dressing properly, and behaving like a pro
61(9)
Confidentiality: Don't ask, don't tell
70(11)
Are You Qualified? Discretion in accepting assignments
81(12)
I'm Just the Interpreter: Noninterference and staying in role
93(14)
To Sign or Not to Sign: Rendering the full message
107(5)
Paying Your Dues: Continuing your professional development
112(3)
For Love or Money: Discretion in receiving payment
115(4)
Can We All Just Get Along? Relations with other interpreters
119(6)
Are You Off-Duty or Not? Drawing the line between your personal and professional lives
125(4)
That's Not in My Job Description: Maintaining proper working conditions
129(3)
The Business Side: Freelancing and working with an agency
132(2)
It's a Small, World: Getting along with Deaf clients and friends
134(6)
No One Told Me There'd Be Days Like These: Dealing with the unexpected
140(8)
Get Me Out of Here! When a job becomes too much to handle
148(4)
The Things People Say: Dealing with others' attitudes and prejudices
152(4)
Nobody's Perfect: What to do when you make a mistake
156(5)
Part B: Special Settings
Medical Settings
161(8)
Religious Events
169(4)
Interpreting on Stage and on Screen
173(5)
Educational Settings
178(7)
Working With Children and Teenagers
185(5)
Team Interpreting
190(11)
Part C: Legal Matters
Interpreting in Court, Getting Sued, and Other Legal Activities
195(6)
Conclusion 201(2)
Appendix A Code of Ethics of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. 203(2)
Appendix B Lessons From Geese: An Interpreter Can Learn a Lot from a Goose 205


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