The Bilingual Courtroom: Court Interpreters in the Judicial Process / Edition 1

The Bilingual Courtroom: Court Interpreters in the Judicial Process / Edition 1

by Susan Berk-Seligson
     
 


Winner of the British Association for Applied Linguistics' annual award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Applied Linguistics

Drawing on more than one hundred hours of taped recordings of Spanish and English court proceedings-along with extensive psycholinguistic research using translated testimony and mock jurors-Susan Berk-Seligson's seminal book presents a

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Winner of the British Association for Applied Linguistics' annual award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Applied Linguistics

Drawing on more than one hundred hours of taped recordings of Spanish and English court proceedings-along with extensive psycholinguistic research using translated testimony and mock jurors-Susan Berk-Seligson's seminal book presents a systematic study of court interpreting issues. Now with a new chapter, it continues to raise some alarming concerns around a crucial point: contrary to the assumption that interpreters do not affect the outcomes of court proceedings, they potentially can make the difference between a defendant being found guilty or innocent of a crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226043784
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Series:
Language and Legal Discourse Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
748,372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Law and Language
3. The Bilingual American Courtroom: A Legal Raison d'Etre
4. Fieldwork Procedures
5. The Ethnography of Bilingual Courtroom
6. Interpreter-Induced Alternation in Pragmatic Blame Avoidance Mechanisms
7. The Intersection of Testimony Styles in Interpreted Judicial Proceedings: Pragmatics and the Lengthening of Testimony
8. The Impact of the Interpreter on Mock Juror Evaluations of Witnesses
9. An Appellate View of Interpreting Issues 
10. Recent Developments in the Field of Legal Interpreting
Notes
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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