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Title: Garbage In, Garbage Out: The Court Interpreter’s Lament
Authors: Mikkelson, Holly
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Holly Mikkelson, "Garbage In, Garbage Out: The Court Interpreter’s Lament", in: Cynthia J. Kellett Bidoli (a cura di), “Interpreting across Genres: Multiple Research Perspectives”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012, pp. 201-218
Interpreters in all settings, in all parts of the world, and throughout history have lamented
the poor quality of the language they must deal with in source texts. This chapter
will review some recent publications on interpreting quality criteria, user expectations,
and the associated challenges facing interpreters in different settings (Kondo 2006; Peng
2006; Lee 2009; Ng 2009; Napier et al. 2009; Kent 2009). The constraints facing court interpreters
in adversarial settings will be analyzed, particularly when interpreting from
English to Spanish for immigrants who may have little or no formal education. A variety
of solutions available to court interpreters will be explored within the context of prevailing
professional standards in the United States.
Type: Article
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