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consecutive interpreting

For your reference, Consecutive is an adjective that means following one after the other in order.

During consecutive interpreting, the interpreter then  a portion of the message or the entire message in the target language, when the speaker pauses or finishes speaking.

Consecutive interpreting extends across a broad conceptual spectrum, from sentence-by-sentence consecutive or short consecutive and telephone interpreting, to classic consecutive supported by a note-taking technique. Consecutive interpreting is a two-stage process, that is, source-speech comprehension followed by re-expression in another language.

A strong working memory is crucial to consecutive interpreting.

Consecutive interpreting in interactive discourse situations has been studied not so much as a processing mode but as a communicative activity shaped by, and in turn shaping, the dynamics of cross-cultural encounters.

Find more on this Oxford University Arcticle here.