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Signed Language Interpreting Profession

  1. Jemina Napier,
  2. Della Goswell

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1068

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Napier, J. and Goswell, D. 2012. Signed Language Interpreting Profession. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Interpreting is an applied linguistic activity; the act of mediating between languages and cultures involves the application of linguistic knowledge across a wide range of communicative settings.


  • deaf communication;
  • interpretation;
  • sign linguistics