Simultaneous dialogue interpreting: Coordinating interaction in interpreter-mediated football press conferences

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Journal of Pragmatics, ISSN: 0378-2166, Vol: 107, Page: 178-194

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Annalisa Sandrelli
Elsevier BV
Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; Computer Science
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Press conferences during major football tournaments are usually multilingual and interpreter-mediated. This paper draws on audio and video data from FOOTIE, a corpus of simultaneously interpreted football press conferences in which the interpreters worked either in booths in the conference room or in an adjacent room with a monitor in each booth. The aim of the paper is to show how the interpreters’ dialogue coordination activities emerge in mode-specific ways in simultaneous interpreting, as opposed to consecutive dialogue interpreting in face-to-face settings. In particular, the notion of simultaneous dialogue interpreting is proposed and its implications in terms of dialogue coordination are analysed on the basis of corpus data.