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A Narrative Inquiry of a Sermon Interpreter’s Work Adaptation and Professional Identity

  • The Journal of Translation Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2021, 22(3), pp.255-279
  • DOI : 10.15749/jts.2021.22.3.009
  • Publisher : The Korean Association for Translation Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Interpretation and Translation Studies
  • Received : August 6, 2021
  • Accepted : September 14, 2021
  • Published : September 30, 2021

Hong, Sulyoung 1

1한국통번역사협회

Accredited

ABSTRACT

While sermon interpreting in multicultural preaching settings has long constituted church practice, there is a dearth of academic research on the work experience and professional identity of sermon interpreters. This research aims to fill the void by conducting a narrative inquiry into the experience of a sermon interpreter at a Presbyterian megachurch in Korea. Applying the three-dimensional narrative inquiry space of temporality, sociality and space, a series of unstructured interviews led to a collection of narrative data that was analyzed inductively for recurring themes with regards to the research participant’s work adaptation and professional identity formation. Findings highlight four main themes concerning the participant’s professional identity formation: work environment & context, work adaptation, interpreting strategy, and role & identity.

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