Dean co-authors chapter in new interpreting book

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Robyn Dean, assistant professor, has co-authored a chapter on the topic of ethics in signed language interpreting in a recently published book, Signed Language Interpreting in the 21st Century: An Overview of the Profession. The chapter promotes a values-based approach in signed language interpreting which has traditionally followed a rules-based approach. The list of professional values proposed in this chapter is built on existing ethical content material currently used in the field but conflated with terms and devices that are not easily applied to practice situations.

Signed Language Interpreting in the 21st Century: An Overview of the Profession provides interpreting students with a broad knowledge base that encompasses the latest research, addresses current trends and perspectives of the Deaf community, and promotes critical thinking and open dialogue about the working conditions, ethics, boundaries, and competencies needed by a highly qualified interpreter in various settings.