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Interpreting as Translanguaging

Theory, Research, and Practice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 October 2023

Lili Han
Macao Polytechnic University
Zhisheng (Edward) Wen
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Alan James Runcieman
Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya


Drawing on the emerging literature in translanguaging theory and research, the Element provides a comprehensive analysis of the embedded model of translanguaging-in-interpreting and interpreting-in-translanguaging from theoretical and practical perspectives, buttressed by evidence from an exploratory empirical investigation. To achieve this goal, the authors first trace the emergence and historical development of the key concepts and basic tenets of translanguaging and interpreting separately and then combined. This is followed by reviews of relevant literature, synthesizing how translanguaging theories and research methods can be applied in specific domains of interpreting studies, such as community and public service interpreting. An integrated account of translanguaging and interpreting is proposed and elaborated. The theoretical and methodological implications of this integrative perspective are teased out, with a view to illuminating interpreting theory, pedagogy and instruction.
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