Book on the art of interpretation released by speakerDecember 19th, 2008 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Friday released a book on the art of interpretation written by Shimla, joint director in the Lok Sabha Secretariat of Parliament. She has been an interpreter in the Lok Sabha for the past 25 years.Releasing the book, titled ‘Interpretation - Concept and Process’, the speaker said it is a pioneering work that deals with important aspects of the art of interpretation in a scientific manner.
“The book gives an idea about what is interpretation, how it is done and why it is needed,” Shimla, who is known by her first name, told IANS.
The book tells of “how to read the mind of a speaker”, she said.
“Nowadays, there is too much interpretation, right from international dialogue to the tourism sector,” Shimla said.
“The book assumes particular significance in the context that India is a multilingual country where interpreters may play a uniting role, both in societal and parliamentary dimensions,” Chatterjee said.
“The book would serve as a guide to the present and future interpreters,” he said.
The book, in its six chapters, deals with different aspects of language interpretation, providing a holistic view of the evolution and practical use of interpretation in the contemporary world.
“The book would be useful not only for practising and aspiring interpreters and academicians but also for conference organisers, personnel manning the table offices in parliaments, presiding officers, chairpersons, speakers and delegates participating in meetings and all others evincing interest in the subject,” Shimla said.
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