Title: Ethos in an interpreter-mediated courtroom proceeding : A case study
Authors: Gallez, Emmanuelle
Reynders, Anne
Issue Date: 26-Jan-2011
Conference: Rhetoric in Society edition:3 location:Lessius Antwerpen date:26-28 January 2011
Abstract: Based on a transcript of an interpreter-mediated authentic proceeding at a Belgian Assize Court, this paper compares the source and target version of a prosecution’s indictment. The analysis deals more specifically with the shifts operated by the interpreter in the prosecutor’s ethos. Corroborating the findings of previous studies on courtroom interpreting (Hale, 2001; Wadensjö, 1998), the results show that the interpreter is an active and all but impartial participant in the interaction. In a larger account, this case study argues that the theory of classical rhetoric is a useful instrument for the description and analysis of interpreter-mediated legal discourse.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Literature, Discourse and Identity, Leuven (-)
Translation Studies Research Unit - miscellaneous
Interpreting Studies, Campus Sint-Andries Antwerp
Translation and Intercultural Transfer, Campus Sint-Andries Antwerp

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