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Eye contact in interpreted mobile and multiactivity interaction

16th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Eye contact is a critical part of our work. What happens when the interpreted interaction is embedded in action? The physical space arrangements, movement or activities the participants are engaged in raise questions like how the responsibility for arranging the formation of the participants is distributed between the participants, and how the interpreter copes with disturbances in eye contact. This webinar discusses the interpreter’s actions during mobile and multiactivity situations. The framework draws on the paradigm considering interpreting as dialogic discourse-based interaction (Pöchacker 2004),
and multimodal interaction analysis in face to face interaction (Kääntä & Haddington 2011). Here the interpreter is seen as a participant in the interaction process, and interpreting is perceived as conveying messages by linguistic as well as other resources.

Minttu Laine graduated as a sign language interpreter in 1994 and 2008. She works now at Jyväskylä
University (Finland), with Finnish, Finnish Sign Language and English as her working languages. She interprets in the education, workplace, and conference domains. Minttu’s previous work experience includes community interpreting and other sign language related work. She holds an MA in applied linguistics with a thesis on eye contact in community interpreting, and a BA in general linguistics.
Professionally Minttu is interested in interpreting as interaction and multimodality in face to face
interpreting. At leisure time she enjoys parkour.

Minttu presented this research on eye contact at the efsli Conference in Toulouse in September. Don’t miss out! Book your place on this exciting webinar free to ASLI members without delay by emailing training@asli.org.uk 


16th October 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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