Please find papers from each of our conferences below in PDF format, or link to
the Previous Conferences page to find out more about these events.
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Selected papers from the first Critical Link conference, held near Toronto, Canada in 1995, are available from John Benjamins Publishing Company in The Critical Link: Interpreters in the Community, edited by Silvana E. Carr, Roda P. Roberts, Aideen Dufour and Dini Steyn.
A number of papers presented at the Critical Link 2 conference, held in 1998 in Vancouver, Canada, were published by Benjamins in the volume The Critical Link 2: Interpreters in the Community, edited by Silvana E. Carr, Roda P. Roberts, Aideen Dufour and Diana Abraham.
Selected papers from the Critical Link 3 conference, held in Montreal, Canada in 2001, are collected in the Benjamins publication The Critical Link 3: Interpreters in the Community, edited by Louise Brunette, George Bastin, Isabelle Hemlin and Heather Clarke.
A selection of papers presented at Critical Link 4, will be published at a later date by Benjamins, in the volume The Critical Link 4: Interpreters in the Community, edited by Cecilia Wadensjö, Birgitta Englund Dimitrova and Anna-Lena Nilsson.
Click on the logo below to go directly to the John Benjamins Publishing Company on-line catalogue where you can find information about the published volumes of The Critical Link: Interpreters in the Community.
Papers presented at the Critical Link 2 and 3 conferences and not included in the above publications are available on this Web site. Please note that, while the full text of each article is in the language of presentation and has not undergone any linguistic revision, abstracts are available in both English and French. Themes include court interpreting, sign language interpreting, interpreting for health care, and community (or liaison) interpreting.