Quality in Interpreting and Nonverbal Aspects

QINV is a research project focusing on the study of quality in simultaneous interpreting. It is carried out by a multidisciplinary team made up by scholars from interpreting studies, translation studies, lexicography, psychology and musicology.

QINV was launched in 2015. It is funded by the R+D Programme of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (ref. FFI2014-56617-P). QINV follows in the steps of earlier research projects carried out by the ECIS research group: Academic Excellence Project P07-HUM-02730, funded by the Regional Authority of Andalusia; R+D projects HUM2007-62434 and BFF2002-00579, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology.

QINV examines simultaneous-interpreting quality from two perspectives: the process and the product of an interpretation. On one hand, it acknowledges the changing nature of the evaluation of an interpreter's rendition carried out by different stakeholders. More specifically, it focuses on nonverbal characteristics and situational factors. On the other hand, it aims to identify indicators in an interpreter's rendition that may help to describe and optimise the interpreting process.

To achieve these objectives, QINV runs along several strands of research.

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