As a practitioner, researcher and educator in the field of interpreting for over two decades, I would recommend this book as an outstanding resource to anyone involved in interpreting or linguistics research. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics This book is a blessing both for students making their first tentative steps into the world of research and also for more experienced academic staff who may be supervising dissertations and theses for the first time. It is a clearly written, step by step guide designed to demystify the often arcane field of linguistics research. Whilst aimed primarily at students and practitioners of Interpreting Studies, it could also be an excellent resource for students of other disciplines. -- Jo Anna Burn The International Journal of Interpreter Education Volume 1 Hale and Napier's practical guide to research methods in interpreting provides a good and comprehensive overview of some of the more traditional and well-established empirical records in the field. -- Kilian G. Seeber Interpreting, Vol 17:1 In a field so reliant on empirical studies using a range of methodological approaches, this timely book offers much-needed and eminently user-oriented guidance. Hale and Napier excel in combining a well-founded presentation of key concepts and techniques in empirical research with illustrative hands-on instruction. Rich in up-to-date sources and relevant examples, this volume is an invaluable asset to novice researchers and to the interpreting studies community at large. -- Franz Pochhacker, Associate Professor of Interpreting Studies, University of Vienna, Austria This is a wonderful addition to the field of interpretation, offering structure and insight into the research methodologies that are available to researchers working with spoken and signed language interpreting. It also demystifies the research process by providing examples that are not only relevant, but that lead the reader to further sources of inspiration and knowledge. Napier and Hale have produced an excellent resource for emerging researchers, and our communities of practice will be the better for having this text. -- Debra Russell, David Peikoff Chair of Deaf Studies, University of Alberta, Canada
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Sandra Hale is Professor of Interpreting & Translation and Chair of the Research Committee at the School of International Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Jemina Napier is Professor and Chair of Intercultural Communication at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.