Cognitive load in interpreting: similarities and differences between sign language interpreters and oral interpreters

01 October 2018 → 30 September 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Contrastive linguistics
    • Literary studies not elsewhere classified
    • Scientific, technical and literary translation
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics not elsewhere classified
    • Other languages and literary studies not elsewhere classified
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Project description

The requested project aims to explore the cognitive load of sign language interpreting and compare it with oral interpreting. The premise aims to establish whether sign language interpreters face a comparable cognitive load, despite the expectedly lower interference, and whether the cognitive load changes for sign language interpreters when they are retour interpreting.