Fundamentals of Court Interpretation Theory, Policy and Practice

ISBN-10: 0890894140
ISBN-13: 9780890894149
Edition: N/A
Authors: Roseann Gonzalez
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Description: This volume explores court interpreting from legal, linguistic, and pragmatic vantages. It standardizes practice among court interpreters by providing useful guidelines for the judiciary, attorneys, and other court personnel. Because of the growing  More...

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List price: $85.00
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

This volume explores court interpreting from legal, linguistic, and pragmatic vantages. It standardizes practice among court interpreters by providing useful guidelines for the judiciary, attorneys, and other court personnel. Because of the growing use of interpreters, there is an increasing demand for guidelines on the proper utilizations of court interpreters. This book has become the standard reference book worldwide.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Dilemmas in Due Process
Definitions, Scope, and Limitations
Historical Antecedents
Movement Toward Equal Access
Bridging the Language Gap: Access to Due Process
The Court Interpreters Act
Court Interpretation at the State and Local Court Level
Court Interpretation Outside the United States
Legal Overview
Overview of the United States Government
Overview of the United States Criminal Justice System
Criminal Procedure
Principles of Comparative Law
Utilization of Interpreter Services
The Role of the Court Interpreter in the United States Legal System
The Use of Interpreters at Specific Stages of the Criminal Legal Process
Principles of the Proper Utilization of Interpreters in the Courtroom
Management of Court Interpreter Services
Recruitment and Assessment of Interpreters
Orientation Training, and Monitoring of Interpreters
Administrative Issues
Language and the Interpreter
The Nature of Language
Aspects of Meaning
Characteristics of Legal Language
Variation and Complexity of Legal Language
Questioning Styles, Witness Testimony, and the Court Interpreter
Categories of Interpreter Error: The University of Arizona Study
Interpretation Theory and Practice
Translation and Interpretation
Theoretical Models of Interpretation
Simultaneous Interpretation
Consecutive Interpretation
Sight Translation
Practical Considerations and Tasks
Introduction to the Courtroom and Legal Actors
Pragmatics of Judicial Proceedings and the Interpreter
Tape Transcription and Document Translation
Using Language Resources and References
Technical Aids
Professional Issues
Ethical Principles and Standards
Professional Conduct
Federal Certification
State Certification
Conclusions
A Look to the Future
Appendix A. The Court Interpreters Act of 1978
Appendix B. Interim Regulations for Federal Court Interpreters
Appendix C. Code of Professional Responsibility of the Official Interpreters of the United States Courts
Appendix D. The Court Interpreter Amendments Act of 1988
Appendix E. Directory of Professional Organizations and Certifying Bodies
Appendix F. California State Court Judicial Rules for Court Interpreters
Bibliography
Index of Legal Citations
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
About the Authors

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