Interpreter-mediated Police Interviews

Interpreter-mediated Police Interviews

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This book shows how the participation of interpreters as mediators changes the dynamics of police interviews, particularly with regard to power struggles and competing versions of events. Employing a range of approaches including conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics and legal narrative theory, Interpreter-mediated Police Interviews provides a detailed study of the impact of interpreter mediation on this area of the justice system. It reveals how turn-by-turn decisions of communication by all three participants, including the interpreter, affect the trajectory of the institutional discourse. By providing a better understanding of police interview discourse and exploring the practical implications of interpreter participation, this book contributes to the improvement of interpreter-mediated investigative interviews and will be of great interest to legal professionals as well as interpreters and their trainers.However, maintenance of the a#39;normal formata#39; could lead to the primary speakers remaining unaware either of how a ... At times interpreters responded to the primary speakera#39;s repair initiation by repairing the previous rendition withoutanbsp;...

Title:Interpreter-mediated Police Interviews
Author:Ikuko Nakane
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-07-13


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