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  • Discourse in a multilingual and multicultural courtroom - a court interpreter's guide
  • Moeketsi R
  • ISBN: 9780627024146
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 200 Pages | Published: 1999

Summary This book is an interdisciplinary account of aspects of language and the law. It investigates the nature of verbal interaction in the courtroom, as well as court interpreting. It also discusses the linguistic problems experienced by the majority of participants of the court.

1. Introduction

PART I The nature of verbal interaction in the courtroom
2. The constitution and language of the courtroom
3. Statements about courtroom questions
4. Answers to courtroom questions

PART II Sociolinguistic aspects of court interpreting
5. Theoretical background to court interpreting
6. "The essential interpreter"
7. From dawn to dusk: Intricacies of a multilingual and multicultural courtroom
8. Conclusion A trilingual glossary of legal terms

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