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Note Taking for Consecutive Interpreting

2nd Edition

Andrew Gillies



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23 May 2017
Translation & interpretation; Languages & ESL; Translation; Translation
Note-taking for Consecutive Interpreting: A Short Course is the essential step-by-step guide to the skill of note-taking. The system, made up of a range of tried and tested techniques, is simple to learn, consistent and efficient. Each chapter presents a technique, with examples, tasks and exercises. This second edition has been extensively revised throughout, including: an updated chapter on speech analysis new chapters on comparisons and links revised example speeches and notes a summary of other authors' note-taking guidelines for comparison and reference (Part III). The author uses English throughout - explaining how and where to locate material for other languages - thus providing a sound base for all those working in the areas of conference interpreting and consecutive interpreting in any language combination. This user-friendly guide is a particularly valuable resource for student interpreters, professionals looking to refresh their skills, and interpreter trainers looking for innovative ways of approaching note-taking.
By:   Andrew Gillies
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781138123205
ISBN 10:   113812320X
Series:   Translation Practices Explained
Pages:   276
Publication Date:   23 May 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part I: The Basics Step-by-step Introduction What is consecutive interpreting? When is consecutive interpreting used? About this book Note-taking for consecutive interpreting About the notes About the examples How to use the book Miscellaneous Chapter 1: Speech Analysis Speech writing guides Structure maps Mini-summaries Mind maps Chapter 2: Recognizing and Splitting Ideas Chapter 3: The Beginning of Notes Chapter 4: Links Moving On... Taking notes directly Reproducing speeches from notes Note-taking from the spoken word Chapter 5: Verticality and Hierarchies of Values Parallel values Shifting values Parallel values 2 Use of brackets Chapter 6: Symbols What is a symbol? Why use symbols? What to note with symbols How to use symbols Organic symbols Where to find symbols Chapter 7: Memory Prompts Structure can help recall information Things right in front of you Note the simple for the complicated Stories and jokes It depends on what you already know Chapter 8: What to Note Part II: Fine-tuning 1. Clauses 2. Rules of Abbreviation 3. Verbs 4. The Recall Line 5. Uses of the Margin 6. Implicit Links 7. Pro-forms 8. Noting Sooner, or Later 9. How You Write it 10. More on Symbols 11. Things You Didn't Catch 12. The End Part III: The Back of the Book 1. Notes with Commentary Speech 1 - Hodgson Speech 2 - Patten Speech 3 - Torry Speech 4 - MacShane 2. Versions of the Tasks Set 3. The Examples 4. Where to Find Practice Material

Reviews for Note Taking for Consecutive Interpreting: A Short Course (2nd Edition)

Reviews from the previous edition: The book is well written; above all it is highly readable... In conclusion, it is a book to be highly recommended, and in my view indispensable reading for those of us involved in, or even just interested in, interpreter training. - European Commission Interpreting Bulletin I would be relieved if Andrew Gillies' handy guide to the subject were made compulsory reading in the class-room. Clearly organised, attractively presented and written (refreshingly) in English, it provides welcome support for professional standards. - Interpreter Training Resources What is certainly original and what makes the book useful is precisely Gillies' de-mystifying, intuitive approach to discourse analysis and note-taking, together with the idea that note-taking is, ultimately, about analysing speeches. - AIIC

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