Community interpreting: An African perspective

"Although Martin (2000: 207) says, community interpreting may be described as the oldest among interpreting activities, it has largely been regarded as a lower status undertaking within the profession, i.e. when it has not simply been thrown out or frowned upon as unprofessional. In the African context, a few exceptions notwithstanding, the concept is scarcely seen as an issue for serious discussion as yet." Writes Charles Tiayon in his paper below, on community interpreting in an African outlook.


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