Translation and the Law

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Marshall Morris
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 337 pages
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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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Contents

Editors Preface to Translation and the Law
1
Translation and the Language of the Law
11
Indeterminacy Translation and the Law
13
Understood by All Concerned? AngloAboriginal Legal Translation
37
Responding to Change and to Difference
65
Translating Legislation of the Successor Soviet Republics
67
Iceland and European Community Legislation
85
A Case Study
93
Textual Density and the Judiciary Interpreters Performance
219
Implications of the Court Case Cited by HolzMänttäri for the US Translation Industry
233
The Legal Translator as Information Broker
247
Persons Laws and the Presence of the Translator
261
The Attitudes of EnglishLanguage Legal Systems to NonEnglish Speakers
263
Problems of Cultural Transmission in the Translation of Legal Signs
281
Role Conflicts and Discourse Types in Court Interpreting
293
Contributors
317

The Pragmatics of Translation and the Judicial Process
115
The Use of Translators and Interpreters in Cases Requiring Forensic Speaker Identification
131
A Short Course
145
AngloAmerican Case Law and German Civil Law in Translation
179
Professional Issues Professional Practice
199
Accuracy vs Brevity in the Use of Legal Terms by Court Interpreters
201
ATA Corporate Members
321
ATA Institutional Members
329
American Translators Association Officers and Board of Directors 1995
331
Subject Index
333
The series American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series
339
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