Project

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

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
cognitive load interpreting sign language interpreting sign language
 
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.