Conflict or convergence?:Interpreters’ and police interviewers’ perceptions of the public service interpreter’s role in England and Wales


This paper presents the findings of a research project investigating perceptions of public service interpreting among police officers and practising interpreters in the legal system of England and Wales. The data were secured from both groups responding to six instances of interpreting practice where the interpreter involved had to make an ethics-related choice. The results suggest that despite the markedly different professional cultures there are in fact few points of actual professional conflict, with the police officers showing an understanding of the interpreters’ agenda. It is argued this is because both groups ultimately pursue the same aim, namely effective communication.

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College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > English Languages and Applied Linguistics
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Uncontrolled Keywords: police interpreting,forensic linguistics,public service interpreting
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-04-01
Accepted Date: 2016-04-01
Submitted Date: 2016
Authors: Kredens, Krzysztof J (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7038-9478)


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