Table of Contents

Selecting a topic for PhD research in interpreting ; Critical reading in (interpretation) research / Daniel Gile.
Reporting on scientific texts / Yves Gambier.
Writing a dissertation in translation and interpreting : problems, concerns and suggestions / Heidrum Gerzymisch-Arbogast.
MA theses in Prague : a supervisor's account / Ivana Cenková.
Interpretation research at the SSLMIT of Trieste : past, present and future / Alessandra Riccardi, Anna Giambagli and Mariachiara Russo.
Small projects in interpretation research / Ingrid Kurz.
Doctoral work on interpretation : a supervisee's perspective / Peter Mead.
Beginners' problems in interpreting research : a personal account of the development of a PhD project / Friedel Dubslaff.
The manipulation of data : reflections on data descriptions based on a product-oriented PhD on interpreting / Helle V. Dam.
Approaching interpreting through disclosure analysis / Cecilia Wadensjö.
Working within a theoretical framework / Franz Pöchhacker.
Reflective summary of a dissertation on simultaneous interpreting / Anne Schjoldager.
Conclusion : issues and prospects / Daniel Gile, Helle V. Dam and Anne Schjoldager. What sets this collection apart in the literature is its direct, personal style. Experienced supervisors as well as younger scholars speak to beginning researchers in interpreting, and more generally in Translation Studies. The contributors, who are very familiar with the difficulties beginners experience, focus on their needs and anticipate their questions. They reflect, analyze and advise, with illustrations from their own experience. Issues discussed include topic selection, project planning, time management, 'doctoral stress', the use of the literature, critical reading and book reviews, su.