The Interpreter’s Elusive Quest to Maintain Register
Register is an essential component of the speaker’s message. Interpreters are tasked with maintaining the register to achieve equivalence of meaning between the original and target messages. Yet, is it always possible? And is it always necessary?
The presenter clarifies the concepts of register and dialectal/regional variations of language, and discusses factors affecting the interpreter’s ability to maintain register as well as components of mastering this skill. Importance and relevance of maintaining the speaker’s register in healthcare settings are exemplified. In conclusion, participants practice analyzing messages on the criticality scale of maintaining register in a healthcare encounter.
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