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ERIC Number: EJ938037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8507
Who Is Responsible? Participant Roles in Legal Interpreting Cases
Leung, Ester S. M.; Gibbons, John
Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, v27 n3 p177-191 Aug 2008
Goffman (1981) provides the framework for the analysis of the different & "participant" roles played by speakers in conversation. They are: the role of the "animator", the sounding box from which utterances comes; the "author", the agent who puts together, composes, or scripts the lines that are uttered; and that of the "principal", the party to whose position, stand, and belief the words attest. Legal interpreters often face various dilemmas with regard to the participant roles they play in the courtroom. Whether interpreters should allow their personal belief and ideology to influence their interpreting, taking on the role of "principal", and whether they can and should interpret only what makes sense to them, and so playing the role of the "author". This is the core issue that is examined in this paper.
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Language: English
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