• The authors:
    Dmitry V. Balaganov
  • Issue:November 16th, 2018
  • Pages: 49-61
  • Section: Cross-cultural communication as a global problem in the modern world
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  • DOI: 10.22363/09129-2018-49-61

This article is dedicated to the influence of stress during the simultaneous interpretation process. It shows major parameters of the psycholinguistic experiment undertaken by the author. It aimed at establishing the extent to which the state of linguistic consciousness of a simultaneous interpreter is altered due to the increased stress load. In the article, the author provides the results of the experiment, draws conclusions and makes an assumption that during the simultaneous interpretation the state of an individual’s linguistic consciousness is altered. This fact should be taken into consideration when training future experts in simultaneous interpretation as well as by practicing interpreters when preparing to carry out their professional duties.
Keywords: Simultaneous interpretation, stress, altered states of consciousness, cognitive modules, cognitive load

Dmitry V. Balaganov
The English Department (as the first language) Military University of the Russian Defence Ministry, Moscow, Russia

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