A study of English-Chinese Simultaneous Interpreting in Conference on Women Rights Under Chernov’s Compression Theory

Lianyue SUN, Su CHAI

Abstract


Simultaneous interpreting (SI) means the conveying of information of speakers by interpreters fluently and simultaneously with no long pauses. According to Gile’s theory (1995), interpreters have to possess three abilities, including listening and analysis, production and memory. Given the extreme situation of SI, interpreters must have a nice command of processing strategies to ensure a good delivery. And one of the most important strategies is compression proposed by Chernov (2004). To Chernov’s mind, compression is divided into syllabic compression, lexical compression, semantic compression, syntactic compression and situational compression. The paper mainly discusses the application of compression strategy in E-C discourse under different circumstances.


Keywords


Simultaneous interpreting; Compression strategy; English-Chinese interpreting

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11198

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