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Unformatted text preview: They must be able to interpret slang, jargon, and idioms. f. Distortion occurs when the interpreter fails to understand that his/her purpose is to conserve the idea of the source message. i. Occurs most when the source message is lengthy and can occur when message is short, technical, complex, or incoherent. g. Omission often occurs due to fatigue. i. It occurs when interpreters cannot keep up with the rate of interpretation or retain the information properly. h. When interpreters are unsure of the message, they often add information (usually synonyms). i. Other problems include lack or professionalism and misunderstanding of the role of an interpreter. i. Interpreters should admit mistakes or make inquires if necessary. j. Interpreters should conserve any pauses, incomplete sentences, etc. IV. Training, testing, and in-service training can help prevent these errors....
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course SPA 314 taught by Professor Belitafaki during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Spring '11