Trainers Webinar # 50

This 90 minute webinar took place on November 16, 2021
at 5:00 PM 
Eastern / 4:00 PM Central / 2:00 PM Pacific.


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This webinar will provide an overview of the Role-Space model developed by Peter Llewellyn-Jones and Robert G. Lee. The core premise is that a role is not something we have, rather is it something we do. The model proposes three interrelated dimensions of interpreter decision making and behavior: interaction management, participant alignment and the presentation of self. The interaction between and amongst these axes forms the role-space that an interpreter occupies in an interaction. Before learning to interpret, students must be aware of their own communicative behaviors in the languages and cultures with which they work before applying them cross-linguistically and cross-culturally. Examples from the trainer’s own interpreting and teaching practice will be provided to illustrate applications of the model.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role-space model and its theoretical foundations

  2. Explain the 3 inter-related axes of the role-space model

  3. Apply the components of the role-space model in designing screening, training, and assessment of interpreters

About the Presenter:

Robert G. Lee, MA, CI/CT

Robert G. Lee, MA, CI/CT has been interpreting, teaching, and researching for more than 30 years. He is currently an Associate Academic Specialist in the American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at Northeastern University in Boston. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the MA and Postgraduate Diploma in British Sign Language/English Interpreting at the University of Central Lancashire (UK). Robert has presented at conferences and workshops for spoken and signed language interpreters in North and South America and across Europe. Along with Peter Llewellyn-Jones, he developed the role-space model of interpreting.

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