A Short Course
A Short Course
Consecutive Interpreting: A Short Course provides a step-by-step guide to consecutive interpreting. This user-friendly coursebook tackles key skills such as presentation, analysis, note-taking and reformulation, as well as advanced market-related skills such as preparation for assignments, protocol and practical tips for working interpreters. Each chapter provides examples of the skill, as well as a variety of exercises to learn the skill both in isolation and then in combination with other skills.
Including model answers, a glossary of terms and further reading suggestions, this is the essential coursebook for all students of consecutive interpreting as well as for interpreter-trainers looking for innovative ways of teaching consecutive interpreting.
What is consecutive interpreting?
When is consecutive interpreting used?
Who can be a consecutive interpreter?
Why learn consecutive?
Should we learn consecutive before simultaneous?
How good is good enough?
About this book
How to use this book
3. Consecutive without notes
A word about memory
What you already know
Recognizing and splitting ideas
5. Preparation and practice
Values (more and less important)
What language to note in
7. Noting less
Things in front of you
Obvious in context
Obvious from the structure of the notes
What is reformulation?
How to reformulate
How does consecutive facilitate reformulation?
9. Effort management in consecutive
What is effort?
Preemptive effort management
Notes as an effort management tool
10. Advanced presentation
Differences between interpreting and speaking
Preparing for a real meeting room
Looking at your audience
Notes as stage direction
11. Advanced Analysis
Types of speech
Speech analysis in the media
12. Advanced preparation
Preparing the content
13. Protocol and practicalities
What to do when you arrive on site
During the speech and after
Tips from other authors
14. Digitally-assisted consecutive
Note-taking on a tablet computer
Pros and cons
Appendix 1 Versions of the tasks set
Chapter 2: Presentation
Chapter 3: Memory
Chapter 4: Analysis
Chapter 6: Note-taking
Chapter 11: Advanced analysis
Chapter 12: Advanced preparation
Appendix 2 Memory techniques
The memory palace
Appendix 3 The Example Speeches
5: Martin Harvey