ISSUES IN BULGARIAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING


Vol.4, Issue 2, 2018, pp.131-144 Full text

DOI https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.18.2.4 ☍
Web of Science: 000454237800006

Author: Slavina Lozanova
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6875-5651 ☍

Affiliation: New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract
The article discusses the current state of sign language interpreting in Bulgaria. It analyzes a range of historical, social and professional issues regarding policymaking, sign language education and methodology. Presented here are three interrelated factors influencing the interpreting practice in the country such as limited knowledge about the linguistic status of Bulgarian Sign Language, traditions in Bulgarian deaf education and social attitude of the hearing majority regarding the linguistic skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

Keywords: Bulgarian Sign Language, signed language, sign language interpreting, translation, deaf, hard-of-hearing

Article history:
Received: 21 November 2018;
Revised: 10 December 2018;
Accepted: 10 December 2018;
Published: 20 December 2018

Citation (APA6):
Lozanova, S. (2018). Issues in Bulgarian Sign Language Interpreting. English Studies at NBU, 4(2), 131-144. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.18.2.4 ☍

Copyright © 2018 Slavina Lozanova


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