Public service interpreting: een globaal en lokaal overzicht van de recente ontwikkelingen
This article deals with the topic of public service interpreting (PSI) in a global, but also local context. Research on PSI is a rapidly developing and significant subdiscipline of translation and interpreting studies, which is attracting more attention due to the recent global migration situation and discussions about the human rights of refugees and minority communities. The first part of the article briefly introduces and defines the term PSI as well as analyses some distinctive features of this field of translatology. The following section describes, in short, the historical development in public service interpreting (PSI) research and mentions some current trends and the most frequent topics and contexts of the applied research. The last part presents the author’s own research, focusing on the situation in PSIT in Slovakia and on systematic problems in this area.