Interpreter-mediated justice: Different languages, different research methodologies

 

Interpreter-mediated justice: Different languages, different research methodologies

Heriot-Watt University

Saturday 7th November 2015

 

Hosted By:

Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS),

Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, School of Management & Languages, Heriot-Watt University

An Advancing Research in Translation and Interpreting (ARTIS) Event: 

http://artisinitiative.org/

About the event:

Justisigns is a 30-month project funded through the European Commission Leonardo Da Vinci Lifelong Learning Programme, and the aim of the project is to promote access to justice for deaf sign language users through interpreters. A consortium of partners including Heriot-Watt University, Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education in Switzerland, KU Leuven in Belgium, efsli (European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters) and EULITA (European Legal Interpreters & Translators Association) are collaborating on research and development of training materials as part of this project. This symposium has been organised as an event to showcase some of the results from the Justisigns project, but also to highlight the work of other researchers that focus on legal interpreting research.

With the emergence of interpreting studies as a sub-discipline of translation studies, more attention is being paid to the research methods applied to the investigation of interpreting processes and products, with documentation of the shifts, turns and paradigms in interpreting studies (Pöchhacker, 2009, 2014). The Justisigns project provides a springboard to explore various research methods that are used in legal interpreting research. This ARTIS symposium will feature guest speakers who will share their legal interpreting studies, with detailed descriptions of the research methods chosen and why, and a panel discussion to explore the benefits of using various research methods. This symposium will contribute to our understanding not only how to conduct legal interpreting research, but also the various research methods that can be considered in interpreting studies generally.

 

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Programme

     Session

     Methods

     Topic

     Presenter

9.30-9.50am

     Introduction & welcome to symposium  & overview of the Justisigns project & legal interpreting research

     Jemina Napier

     Heriot-Watt University

9.50am-10.30am-10.45am

    

    

     Surveys

     Access to legal sign language interpreting across Europe

Jemina Napier

Heriot-Watt University

10.30am-11.10am

     Co-Minor/ Interpreting with children in investigative interviews

Heidi Salaets

KU Leuven &

Ursula Böser

Heriot-Watt University

11.10am-11.30am

Coffee break

11.30am-12.10pm

Interviews/ focus groups

     Perceptions of access to police interpreting in the UK

Rob Skinner

Heriot-Watt University & Lorraine Leeson

Trinity College Dublin

12.10pm-12.50pm

     Discourse analysis

     Transparent language constellations in interpreter-mediated police interviews

Eloisa Monteoliva

Heriot-Watt University

12.50pm-1.50pm

Lunch

1.50pm-2.30pm

     Discourse analysis

     Interpreter-mediated police interviews in a multimodal context

Ursula Boser & Jemina Napier

Heriot-Watt University

2.30-3.10pm

    

    

     Mixed-methods

     AVIDICUS/ Video conferencing and interpreting in legal proceedings

Sabine Braun

University of Surrey

3.10pm-3.50pm

     Deaf jurors access to jury deliberations through interpreters

Jemina Napier

Heriot-Watt University

3.50pm-4.00pm

Comfort break

4.00pm-4.40pm

Panel: What methods and why

4.40pm-5.00pm

     Wrap up and close

Lorraine Leeson

Trinity College Dublin

 

Abstracts (to follow)

 

 

Registration

Maximum number of participants: 56

Registration rate is £50 including lunch and refreshments.

Registration rate for PhD students (max. 10 places) is £10.

Registration now open - book soon to avoid disappointment: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/justisigns-symposium-nov-2015-tickets-17044915802

British Sign Language and International Sign interpreters will be provided

 

 

 

Venue

George Davis Lecture Theatre, Esmee Fairbarn Building

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

 

Staying at/ Getting to Heriot-Watt University:

Accommodation:

The Edinburgh Conference Centre on-campus offers bed & breakfast:

http://www.edinburgh-conference.com/Accommodation

There is also a range of off-campus accommodation in the city of Edinburgh approx. 25 minutes by bus from the campus - hotels located close to Haymarket are on a direct bus line (No. 25 Lothian Bus), which runs every 10 minutes to and from the university campus.

Travel information: http://www.hw.ac.uk/student-life/campus-life/edinburgh/getting-around.htm

Campus map and directions to venue:

 

http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/maps-directions.htm 

 

Enquiries to: Justisigns Research Associate, Robert Skinner (R.Skinner@hw.ac.uk)