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Consecutive Interpreting: Popular Science

Student: Roza Mglamian

Supervisor: Tatiana Belyaeva

Faculty: School of Foreign Languages

Educational Programme: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2020

The issue of interpreting quality becomes more relevant, as translated popular science audiovisual texts become more demanded. The following study focuses on the notion of the interpreting quality measurement and on the problems students face during the process of consecutive interpreting of the popular science material. The research issues reviewed in this study also include the role of pre-class preparation. Through thorough research the it has been proven that preparation before the class contributes to decreasing the number of mistakes, thus solving some interpreting problems. By preparing in advance students get acquainted with the field of study they are going to work with. The study is based on qualitative analyzes of the works of the bachelor’s degree students. The material used for consecutive interpreting consists of popular science video lectures. Key words: consecutive interpreting, popular science, functional style, interpreting quality assessment, pre-class preparation

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