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dc.contributor.author Mpemba, Titus
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-12T09:41:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-12T09:41:47Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Mpemba, T. (2018). Skills needed to interpret transcendental languages: The case of Bhasukuma spirit medium language mediation. JULACE: Journal of University of Namibia Language Centre, 3(2), 127-142. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2676
dc.description.abstract The present paper examines linguistic and non-linguistic skills and competencies that are inherent and necessary in interpreting transcendental languages, in view of giving indigenous interpreting forms and sub-forms more visibility in the interpreting research landscape and discourse. As its theoretical underpinning, the paper is guided by ideas from postcoloniality and scriptocentrism. The data were obtained through observation of 24 spirit medium language mediation events and semi-structured interviews to 24 Bhasukuma spirit mediums and 24 mediators in Mwanza, Geita, Shinyanga and Simiyu administrative regions of the United Republic of Tanzania. Findings suggest that there are prior-to-mediation-process skills and during-mediation-process skills, which provide more support to the previous studies which found that mediation of transcendental languages is an aspect of interpreting. It is recommended that African scholars should take it as their prerogative to expose more African realities to the world to better peoples’ understanding. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject interpreting skills en_US
dc.subject Interpreting en_US
dc.title Skills needed to interpret transcendental languages: The case of Bhasukuma spirit medium language mediation en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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