Article published in:Community Interpreting, Translation, and Technology
Edited by Nike K. Pokorn and Christopher D. Mellinger
[Translation and Interpreting Studies 13:3] 2018
► pp. 393–420
Video-mediated interpreting in legal settings in England
Interpreters’ perceptions in their sociopolitical context
The increasing use of videoconferencing technology in legal proceedings has led to different configurations of video-mediated interpreting (VMI). Few studies have explored interpreter perceptions of VMI, each focusing on one country, configuration (e.g., interpreter-assisted video links between courts and remote participants) and setting (e.g., immigration). The present study is the first that draws on multiple data sets, countries, settings and configurations to investigate interpreter perceptions of VMI. It compares perceptions in England with other countries, covering common configurations (e.g., court-prison video links, links to remote interpreters) and settings (e.g., police, court, immigration), and considers the sociopolitical context in which VMI has emerged. The aim is to gain systematic insights into factors shaping the interpreters’ perceptions as a step toward improving VMI.
- Videoconferencing and interpreting in the justice sector in England
- Methodological approach
- Perceptions of video-mediated interpreting by interpreters in England
- Satisfaction with VMI
- Technical quality
- Interacting with the videoconference equipment
- Participant distribution and spatial organization
Published online: 09 November 2018
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