Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-23218
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The impact of visible lip movements on silent pauses in simultaneous interpreting
Authors: Gieshoff, Anne Catherine
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1075/intp.00061.gie
10.21256/zhaw-23218
Published in: Interpreting
Volume(Issue): 23
Issue: 2
Page(s): 168
Pages to: 191
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: John Benjamins
ISSN: 1384-6647
1569-982X
Language: English
Subjects: Simultaneous interpreting; Visual input; Cognitive load; Silent pause
Subject (DDC): 418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: Simultaneous interpreting requires interpreters to listen to a source text while producing the target text in a second language. In addition, the interpreter needs to process various types of visual input, which may further increase the already high cognitive load. A study with 14 students of interpreting was conducted to investigate the impact of a speaker’s visible lip movements on cognitive load in simultaneous interpreting by analysing the duration of silent pauses in the target texts. Background noise masking the source speech was introduced as a control condition for cognitive load. Silent pause durations were shorter when interpreters saw the speaker’s lip movements, which indicates that interpreters benefitted from visual input. Furthermore, silent pause durations were longer with noise, which suggests that comparative silent pause durations can indicate changes in cognitive load.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/23218
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
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