Profession sign language interpreter

Sign language interpreters understand and convert sign language into spoken language and vice versa. They maintain the nuances and the stress of the message in the recipient language.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Hearing disability

    Impairment of the ability to discern and process sounds naturally.

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Sign language

    A system of communication using visual gestures and signs, used by hearing impaired individuals.  

  • Communication related to hearing impairment

    The phonologic, morphologic and syntactic aspects and characteristics of human communication for individuals affected by hearing impairment.

  • Semantics

    The branch of linguistics that studies meaning; it analyses of words, phrases, signs, and symbols and the relation between them.

  • Linguistics

    The scientific study of language and its three aspects, language form, language meaning, and language in context.

Skills

  • Translate language concepts

    Translate one language into another language. Match words and expressions with their corresponding brothers in other languages, while making sure that the message and nuances of the original text are preserved.

  • Preserve original text

    Translate texts without adding, changing or omitting anything. Make sure the original message is conveyed. Don't express your own feelings and opinions.

  • Translate texts

    Translate text from one language to another, conserving the meaning and the nuances of the original text, without adding, changing or omitting anything and avoiding the expression of personal feelings and opinions.

  • Speak different languages

    Master foreign languages to be able to communicate in one or more foreign languages.

  • Show intercultural awareness

    Show sensibility towards cultural differences by taking actions which facilitate positive interaction between international organisations, between groups or individuals of different cultures, and to promote integration in a community.

Optional knowledge and skills

analyse text before translation lipspeaking fingerspelling consult information sources translate spoken language consecutively translate spoken language simultaneously voice interpreting conduct scholarly research write scientific papers support people with hearing impairment interpret spoken language between two parties write research proposals court interpreting scientific research methodology