Legal interpreting, Deaf people and jury service

Autor/a: NAPIER, Jemina
Año: 2013
Editorial: NEWSLI: Magazine of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2013) pp. 6‐12
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Traducción e Interpretación


There is a growing body of literature that examines sign language interpreting provisions and practices in courts in various countries. Although incredibly informative in relation to the discussion of legal sign language interpreting in general, all of these studies have focused on interpreting for people who are accessing the justice system: as witnesses, defendants or complainants. Greater numbers of Deaf people worldwide are now accessing higher education via interpreters and working in professional roles. Thus there is an emerging new paradigm of sign language interpreting – the ‘designated interpreter’ – who specialises in working with Deaf professionals in their workplace context.