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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: The Practice of Court Interpreting
Written By: Alicia B. Edwards
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library
Description:

The Practice of Court Interpreting describes how the interpreter works in the court room and other legal settings. The book discusses what is involved in court interpreting: case preparation, ethics and procedure, the creation and avoidance of error, translation and legal documents, tape transcription and translation, testifying as an expert witness, and continuing education outside the classroom. The purpose of the book is to provide the interpreter with a map of the terrain and to give suggestions for methods that will help insure an accurate result. The author is herself a practicing court interpreter, she says: "The structure of the book follows the structure of the work as we do it." The book is intended as a basic course book, as background reading for practicing court interpreters and for court officials who deal with interpreters.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Forensic Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556196830
ISBN-13: 9781556196836
Pages: 190
Prices: U.S. $ 134
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556196849
ISBN-13: 9781556196843
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95