Indian English and simultaneous interpreting

Lorna Slane
<span title="">2017</span> <span class="release-stage">unpublished</span>
This master's thesis investigates whether or not student interpreters have greater difficulties interpreting a speaker of Standard Indian English (StIndE) than when interpreting a speaker of Received Pronunciation (RP). A theoretical examination of the topic is presented, as well as the results of an experiment carried out by the author. The theoretical competent of the thesis first examines questions of the interpreting process, with a focus on the processing of linguisitc input. Subsequently,
more &raquo; ... Kachru's Three Circle Model and Indian English's place within that model are explored. The thesis then takes an in-depth look at the two accents used in the experiment: RP (used as the control accent) and StIndE. The second part of the thesis outlines the experiment design and presents the findings. Six students simultaneously interpreted a StIndE speaker and an RP speaker into German. The results show that, overall, the students' interpretations were more accurate for the speaker of RP than for the speaker of StIndE.
<span class="external-identifiers"> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener noreferrer" href="">doi:10.25365/thesis.49273</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">fatcat:zqbqvleupvewfmw7n2svqf6yya</a> </span>
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