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A comparative study on the development aspect of sign language and spoken language interpreting education

Han Hyun Hee 1

1한국외국어대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper compares the development of spoken language interpreting education and sign language interpreting education focusing on the characteristics of the developmental stages, and suggests the future direction of interpreting education. The analysis shows the following characteristics and differences between spoken and sign language interpreting educations: 1) Spoken language interpreting education has been conducted mostly at the university level, while sign language interpreting education has not been; 2) A social system of Sign Language Interpreter Test was established before sign language interpreting education was introduced, while there is no social system for spoken language interpreters; 3) In Korea, sign language interpreting education is operated and led by rehabilitation studies and social welfare studies; 4) The demand for high-level sign language interpreting is increasing in the society, whereas the demand for community interpreting is increasing for spoken language; 5) The contents and level of sign language interpreting education is different from those of spoken language interpreting education; 6) Studies on spoken language interpreting and sign language interpreting are being conducted separately. The results of the analysis state the following points: 1) Spoken language educational institutions should prepare for the academization of sign language interpreting training; 2) Based on sign language interpreting certification system, certification and certification maintenance program for spoken language interpreters should be adopted; 3) Interpreting Studies in Korea can further develop through joint research between spoken and sign language interpreting studies.

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