Translation and the Law

| University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
ISBN 9789027231833 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781556196270 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027285751 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
This long needed reference on the innumerable and increasing ways that the law intersects with translation and interpreting features essays by scholars and professions from the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, and Sweden. The essays range from sophisticated treatments of historical and hence philosophical variations in concept and practice to detailed practical advice on self-education. Essays show a particular concern for the challenges of courtroom discourse when the parties not only use different languages but operate from different cultural and legal traditions.
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Table of Contents
Editor’s preface to translation and the law
Marshall Morris †
Section 1: Translation and the language of the law
Indeterminacy, translation and the law
John E. Joseph
Understood by all concerned? Anglo/Aboriginal legal translation
Michael S. Cooke
Section 2: Responding to change and to difference
Riding the waves of fortune: Translating legislation of the successor Soviet Republics
Cornelia E. Brown
Where the devil meets his gradnmother: Iceland and european community Legislation
Keneva Kunz
Legal interpreting on trial: a case study
Timothy Dunnigan and Bruce T. Downing
Language in evidence: The pragmatics of translation and the judicial process
Mary Bucholtz
The use of translators and interpreters in cases requiring forensic speaker identification
Kate Storey
Translating japanese legal documents into English: A short course
Vicki L. Beyer and Keld Conradsen
Culture clash: Anglo-American case law and german civil law in translation
Sylvia A. Smith
Section 3. Professional issues, professional practice
On the horns of a dilemma: Accuracy vs. Brevity in the use of legal terms by court interpreters
Holly Mikkelson
textual density and the judiciaary interpreter’s performance
Janis Palma
A new wind of quality fro Europe: Implications of the court case cited by Holz-Mänttäri for the U.S. translation industry
Matt Hammond
The legal translator as information broker
Gerhard Obenaus
Section 4: Persons, laws and the presence of the translator
Pragmatism, precept and passions: the attitude of english-language legal systems to Non-english speakers
Ruth Morris
Las Siete partidas in America: Problems of cultural transmission in the translation of legal signs
Marilyn Stone
Just interpreting: Role conflicts and discourse types in court interpreting
Helge Niska
ATA corporate members (1995)
ATA institutional members (1995)
Americcan translators Association officers and board of directors, 1995 recipients of the Alexander Gode Medal
Subject index
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Cited by 5 other publications

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Peruginelli, Ginevra
2009. Accessing Legal Information Across Boundaries: A New Challenge. International Journal of Legal Information 37:3  pp. 276 ff. Crossref logo
Podgornaya, Alla, Dinda L. Gorlée & Edoardo Crisafulli
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Subjects & Metadata

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0