History of interpreting

Baigorri-Jalón, J. (2004). Interpreters at the United Nations: A History (A. Barr, Trans.). Salamanca: Ediciones de la Universidad de Salamanca.

Baigorri-Jalón, J. (2014). From Paris to Nuremberg: The birth of conference interpreting (H. Mikkelson & B. S. Olsen, Trans.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Bastin, G. L., & Bandia, P. F. (Eds.). (2006). Charting the Future of Translation History. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.

Bowen, D., & Bowen, M. (Eds.). (1990). Interpreting: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Dielisle, J. (1995). Translators Through History. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Gaiba, F. (1998). The Origins of Simultaneous Interpretation: The Nuremberg Trial. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.

Guo, T. (2016). Surviving in Violent Conflicts: Chinese Interpreters in the Second Sino-Japanese War 1931–1945. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Iser, W. (2000). The Range of Interpretation. New York: Columbia University Press.

Kurz, I., & Bowen, M. (Eds.). (1999). The History of Interpreting in the 20th Century. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lung, R. (2011). Interpreters in Early Imperial China. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Obst, H. (2010). White House Interpreter: The Art of Interpretation. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse.

Roland, R. A. (1999). Interpreters as Diplomats: A Diplomatic History of the Role of Interpreters in World Politics. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.

Sylvester, J. A., & Watkins, S. C. (1984). Legislative History of Court Interpreting in New Jersey: Court Interpreting, Legal Translating and Bilingual Services Section, Administrative Office of the Courts.

Takeda, K., & Baigorri-Jalón, J. (Eds.). (2016). New Insights in the History of InterpretingAmsterdam/Philadephia: John Benjamins.

Torikai, K. (2009). Voices of the Invisible Presence: Diplomatic Interpreters in Post-World War II Japan. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Wilss, W. (1999). Translation and Interpreting in the 20th Century : Focus on German. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Wolf, M. (2015). The Habsburg Monarchy’s Many-Languaged Soul: Translating and interpreting, 1848–1918. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


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