On the Interpreter’s Subjectivity in Business Interpreting from the Perspective of Skopos Theory

  •  Mengqi Min    
  •  Feng Wang    


Business interpreting requires the interpreter to fully display his subjectivity to ensure the success of interpreting, besides traditional criteria of faithfulness and smoothness. However, the interpreter’s subjectivity has not been fully recognized and studied. After a brief introduction to the two main concepts -- skopos theory and interpreter’s subjectivity, three rules in skopos theory and three important interpreting strategies are discussed with the characteristics of business interpreting. Under the purpose-oriented skopos theory, the strategies mentioned in business interpreting are proved reasonable and effective, and the interpreter’s subjectivity before, during and after interpreting plays a very important role in successful interpreting.

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