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

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Overview


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226043784
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1990
  • Series: Language and Legal Discourse Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 354,622
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Susan Berk-Seligson is an associate professor of Hispanic linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh.
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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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