The 2017 IATIS Yearbook, entitled Interpreting and the Politics of Recognition, has recently been published by Routledge and is now available to members on the IATIS website. Edited by Christopher Stone and Lorraine Leeson and with a Foreword by Michael Cronin, it is the first Yearbook devoted to Interpreting Studies. Based on an inclusive definition that includes both spoken and signed language interpreting, it interrogates the historical, ethical and professional dimensions of an activity that is key to the politics of recognition. A series of case studies from around the world illustrate how access to appropriate interpreting – and appropriately trained interpreters – is crucial for the development of full citizenship. The Yearbook also underlines the importance of what is, arguably, the most widespread form of intercultural communication in the world today. According to Professor Jemina Napier (Heriot-Watt University, UK), this book makes a “significant contribution to the field of interpreting studies.”
As this is my last Yearbook as Series Editor I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the colleagues at Routledge (Louisa Semlyen, Laura Sandford and Hannah Rowe) as well as to Daniele Negreti (IATIS) for all their support over the last four years. Professor Sabine Braun, who has been ‘shadowing’ me over the last year, will be taking over as Series Editor from the next Yearbook.
Chair, Publications Committee
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