The role of the court interpreter: a powerless or powerful participant in criminal proceedings?

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dc.contributor.authorNartowska, Karolina
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Viennapl_PL
dc.description.abstractThe interpreter’s activity in a courtroom bilingual context is of fundamental importance for understanding to be achieved between the participants of legal proceedings. Although the key position of the interpreter in any legal process results from legal provisions, his/her role as court interpreter is defined differently: interpreters are perceived as invisible persons in the courtroom, intermediaries in communication, experts of language and culture or visible and active partners in communication. This paper analyses what actual role is played by an interpreter in judicial interaction. For this reason two transcriptions of audio recorded criminal hearings involving interpreters in Austrian and Polish courts were subjected to Critical Discourse Analysis. The analysis showed that the appointed interpreters are independent and active participants of the interaction who also play roles unrelated to their professional role and change the course of the proceedings through their own interventions.pl_PL
dc.description.epersonKarolina Nartowska
dc.identifier.citationKarolina Nartowska, "The role of the court interpreter: a powerless or powerful participant in criminal proceedings?", in: The Interpreters' Newsletter n. 20 - 2015, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 9-32pl_PL
dc.rightsUznanie autorstwa 3.0 Polska
dc.subjectrola tłumacza sądowegopl_PL
dc.subjecttłumacz w sądziepl_PL
dc.subjecttłumacz sądowypl_PL
dc.subjectinterpreting in criminal proceedingspl_PL
dc.subjectrole of court interpreterspl_PL
dc.subjectcourt interpretingpl_PL
dc.titleThe role of the court interpreter: a powerless or powerful participant in criminal proceedings?pl_PL
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