Book reviewSpeak English or What? Codeswitching and Interpreter Use in New York City Courts Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 248 pp. .
Reviewed by Mária Bakti
University of Szeged
Following the “Social Turn” (Pöchhacker 2003, 215) in interpreting studies, fields and interpreting modes which had been considered marginal have received increasing research interest. One of these emerging fields is legal interpreting, in which, according to Hertog (2015), research has traditionally focused on two major areas. The first is the complexity of the legal interpreter’s role, with the foundations of the field laid by Wadensjö (1998). Discourse-analytical approaches to the language used in the courtroom constitute the second area of research in the field, focusing, for example, on the language used by attorneys and its interpretation (Berk-Seligson 1990).