Quality Assessment and Political Will: A Necessary Symbiosis

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Title: Quality Assessment and Political Will: A Necessary Symbiosis
Authors: Giambruno, Cynthia
Research Group/s: Traducción Teatral y Audiovisual de la Universidad de Alicante (TEATRADSUAL)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Traducción e Interpretación
Keywords: Legal interpreting | Assessment | Political will | Policy
Knowledge Area: Traducción e Interpretación
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Universidade do Porto. Faculdade de Letras
Citation: Language and Law/Linguagem e Direito. 2016, 3(2): 116-134
Abstract: The focus in the field of legal interpreting is shifting from simply complying with international and national mandates on the provision of interpreting services in judicial settings to addressing issues of quality assurance. In this paper, the argument is made that qualifying individuals to work as legal interpreters is pivotal to achieving the legal certainty that is required in judicial systems today, and that positive political will and administrative action are necessary to ensure that valid certification procedures are supported and funded. A critical analysis is presented of some common elements of current assessment practices in a number of countries, together with examples of the effects of positive and negative political will.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/61578
ISSN: 2183-3745
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://llld.linguisticaforense.pt/index.html
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