In this role, the interpreter acts as a means for what is said by one party to reach the other. This is the basic or default role of the interpreter. The interpreter speaks exactly what has been said in the other language, BECOMING THE VOICE OF THE PATIENT AND THE PROVIDER.
“Interpretation” is the act of rendering the spoken or signed language into another spoken or signed language. Therefore, interpreters are used whenever the message is spoken.
Interpretation is a complex practice that requires the interpreter to fully understand, analyze, and process spoken or signed messages. The interpreter, after processing this information, renders the message into another language.
It is useful to understand the modes of interpreting, the roles of the interpreter and some of the qualifications that are required in interpreting.
Roles of the Interpreter
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