Publication details [#66065]

Du, Biyu Jade. 2019. Multilingualism in legal space: the issue of mutual understanding in ELF communication between defendants and interpreters. The International Journal of Multilingualism 16 (3) : 317–335.
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Language as a subject
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Based on four-month lawsuit observations in a Chinese city that is mentioned to hold the highest concentration of foreign migrants in the country, this article tries to empirically examine the communicative ravel between foreign defendants from African countries and interpreters when they employ English as a lingua franca.