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Deaf-Hearing Interpreter Teams: Navigating Trust In Shared Space, Laurie Reese Reinhardt Jun 2015

Deaf-Hearing Interpreter Teams: Navigating Trust In Shared Space, Laurie Reese Reinhardt

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Theses

This mixed-method study was designed to explore whether role function inequalities among Deaf and hearing interpreters contribute to trust issues within Deaf-hearing interpreter teams. The initial hypothesis stated that role functionality, when not clearly delineated, contributes to the formation and perpetuation of mistrust within Deaf-hearing interpreter teams. Llewellyn-Jones & Lee’s (2014) axes of role-space functionality include interaction management, consumer alignment, and the “presentation of self” and address the interpreters’ interface with the consumers in an interpreted event. The data did not support the presence of explicit issues of trust when the team moved outward to interact with consumers. Survey data ...