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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Bilingual Courtroom: Court Interpreters in the Judicial Process

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Susan Berk-SeligsonAssociate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, USA

ISBN13: 9780226043784
ISBN: 0226043789
Published: November 2003
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £22.50

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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 hook 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 out- comes of court proceedings, they potentially can make the difference between a defendant being found guilty or innocent of a crime.

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

"The Bilingual Courtroom ushers in the first stage of a full revolution....If the case demonstrating widespread inadequacy of services for linguistic minorities had not already been locked up tight by the accumulated labors of the previous 20 years, this volume will surely persuade any remaining open-minded skeptics. As such, it will be a landmark book which should be required reading for every person involved in the administration of justice?"
—Robert Joe Lee, Judicature

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