RID is thrilled to announce the availability of the 2016 issue of The Journal of Interpretation (JOI).  The JOI, published under RID Publications, publishes a broad scope of scholarly manuscripts, research reports, and practitioner essays and letters relevant to effective practices in the signed language interpreting profession. JOI provides a peer-reviewed platform for stimulating thought and discussion on topics that reflect a broad, interdisciplinary approach to interpretation and translation. JOI expressly aims to serve as an international forum for the cross-fertilization of ideas from diverse theoretical and applied fields, examining signed or spoken language interpreting and relationships between the two modalities.

Len Roberson

Sherry Shaw

The availability of this journal would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of the JOI Editors, Drs. Len Roberson and Sherry Shaw, and the former Sr. Director of Programs and Services, Tina Maggio.  RID is extremely grateful to Len, Sherry and Tina for their countless hours of work on this issue. They have set a high standard for the JOI in recognition of the important contribution it makes to the fields of interpreting and interpreter education.  We are also grateful to the authors who have generously shared their scholarship in this issue.  Thank you for your contributions to advancing our understanding and appreciation of the work of interpreters.


JOI Table of Contents

The link to the online JOI is here: http://digitalcommons.unf.edu/joi/
The individual articles are also downloadable as PDFs from the JOI website.

Editors’ Preface
Sherry Shaw and Len Roberson

Effects of Early Exposure to Sign Language on the Biomechanics of Interpreting
Abigail Donner, Matthew Marshall, and Jacqueline Mozrall

Contextualized Recognition of Fingerspelled Words
Campbell McDermid, Lynn Finton, and Alexis Chasney

For more information on the JOI, as well as links to past issues, visit the rid.org website here: http://rid.org/publications-overview/journal-of-interpretation/

Interested in writing for RID?  We are looking for authors for both the next issue of JOI, as well as VIEWS.  Learn more by emailing us at Publications@RID.org.