Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

Training Interpreters as Cross-cultural Mediators: New Way of Teaching ESP or of Solving International Problems

Author

Melnikova Daria 1

1 Faculty of World Culture, Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture

Keywords

interpreting, globalization, mediation, culture code, teaching, ESP, cross-cultural communication, culture

Abstract

In modern globalized society the emphasis of interpreter’s professional activity is changing. It is of interest to develop the future interpreter’s ability to establish correspondences and connections between linguistic signs and cross-cultural codes, taking into account the historical and cultural background of interacting countries (in synchrony and diachrony) from the point of view of multiple historical traditions besides the simultaneous interpretation of meaning. This article aims to contribute to the growing field of conflict resolution by exploring issues facing mediators-interpreters in cross-cultural conflicts, by analyzing factors that should be considered by mediators-interpreters and by specifying strategies for conducting successful mediation.

Citation

Melnikova Daria. Training Interpreters as Cross-cultural Mediators: New Way of Teaching ESP or of Solving International Problems. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 254-256. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021207.

References

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