Jeremy Engel wrote:
I was wondering if it possible to have statistics about the number of professional interpreters in the world (for all types of interpretation: conference, legal, public services). It seems impossible to have an idea of the size of our profession. Thanks for your help!
If unqualified interpreters are included, the number is uncountable.
Most people can speak two or more languages and claim as interim/ad hoc interpreters. The question is how we exactly define the word "interpreter."