Book Review: Teaching Dialogue Interpreting


  • Mireia Vargas-Urpi Universitat Pompeu Fabra


In 1999, Mason introduced the notion of ‘Dialogue Interpreting’ (DI), a term that covers liaison, bilateral interpreting that takes place in settings as diverse as healthcare, court, education, business meetings or television, among others. As opposed to other terms, such as ‘community interpreting’, ‘court interpreting’ or ‘public service interpreting’, the emphasis of ‘dialogue interpreting’ is on the interpreting modality, not on the setting. DI as a broad discipline has been further researched in subsequent publications: see, for instance, Mason (2001), Baraldi and Gavioli (2012), or Tipton and Furmanek (2016), among others. Leticia Cirillo and Natacha Niemants’ (2017) Teaching Dialogue Interpreting follows this trend and reflects the healthy development of research in DI: after some years of general, descriptive contributions, the time has come for studies that focus on more specific aspects of DI, such as teaching methods...