Interpreters and the Legal System

Interpreters and the Legal System

Paperback Published on: 01/03/1994
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Synopsis

Competent interpreters are essential if a legal system is to serve the needs of a multicultural, multi-lingual society. Competent lawyers need to understand the issues of culture and language and how to work effectively with interpreters. This book contains law, critique and a case study of the way in which legal culture is grappling with multiculturalism in Australia and New Zealand. It takes a contemporary approach to language and law, starting from the premise that culture, language and law are inexorably linked. Contains detailed discussion of crucial topics such as: the legal 'right' to an interpreter interpreters in criminal investigations, courts and tribunals the role of interpreters and their strategic importance the role of interpreters and their strategic importance

  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • ISBN: 9781862871304
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 336g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm

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