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The Resource Common law in an uncommon courtroom : judicial interpreting in Hong Kong, Eva N.S. Ng

Common law in an uncommon courtroom : judicial interpreting in Hong Kong, Eva N.S. Ng

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Common law in an uncommon courtroom : judicial interpreting in Hong Kong
Title
Common law in an uncommon courtroom
Title remainder
judicial interpreting in Hong Kong
Statement of responsibility
Eva N.S. Ng
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book takes you into a common-law courtroom which is in no way similar to any other courtroom where common law is practised. This uniqueness is characterised, in particular, by the use of English as the trial language in a predominantly Cantonese-speaking society and by the presence of other bilinguals in court, thus presenting specific challenges for the interpreters who work in it, and at times rendering the interpretation service superfluous. This study, inter alia, problematises judges' intervention in the court proceedings, Chinese witnesses testifying in English, as well as English-language trials heard by Chinese jurors. It demonstrates how the use of "chuchotage" proves to be inadequate and inappropriate in the Hong Kong courtroom, where interpreting in an English-language trial is arguably provided to cater for the need of the linguistic majority. This book is useful to interpreters, language educators, legal professionals, forensic linguists and policy makers alike
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Ng, Eva N. S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Benjamins translation library BTL,
Series volume
volume 144
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Court interpreting and translating
  • Translators
  • Common law
  • Conduct of court proceedings
  • Conduct of court proceedings
  • Court interpreting and translating
  • Translators
  • China
Label
Common law in an uncommon courtroom : judicial interpreting in Hong Kong, Eva N.S. Ng
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 226 pages
Isbn
9789027201911
Lccn
2018034740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Harrassowitz Verlag
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1044825699
Label
Common law in an uncommon courtroom : judicial interpreting in Hong Kong, Eva N.S. Ng
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 226 pages
Isbn
9789027201911
Lccn
2018034740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Harrassowitz Verlag
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1044825699

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