Title: From the Classroom to the Courtroom
Subtitle: A guide to interpreting in the U.S. justice system
Series Title: American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series XVII
Publisher: John Benjamins
Author: Elena M. de Jongh
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"From the Classroom to the Courtroom: A guide to interpreting in the U.S. justice system" offers a wealth of information that will assist aspiring court interpreters in providing linguistic minorities with access to fair and expeditious judicial proceedings. The guide will familiarize prospective court interpreters and students interested in court interpreting with the nature, purpose and language of pretrial, trial and post-trial proceedings. Documents, dialogues and monologues illustrate judicial procedures; the description of court hearings with transcripts creates a realistic model of the stages involved in live court proceedings.
The innovative organization of this guide mirrors the progression of criminal cases through the courts and provides readers with an accessible, easy-to- follow format. It explains and illustrates court procedure as well as provides interpreting exercises based on authentic materials from each successive stage. This novel organization of materials around the stages of the judicial process also facilitates quick reference without the need to review the entire volume — an additional advantage that makes this guide the ideal interpreters' reference manual.
Supplementary instructional aids include recordings in English and Spanish and a glossary of selected legal terms in context.
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