Jacobsen, B. (2012) The significance of interpreting modes for question-answer dialogues in court interpreting

Jacobsen, B. (2012) The significance of interpreting modes for question-answer dialogues in court interpreting. Interpreting 14:2.

Jacobsen surveyed Danish court interpreters to find out what modes they employ in the courtroom.  The article includes an overview of the court-interpreting-scene in Denmark.  Of note, court interpreters do not have simul equipment, and the courtrooms are very crowded.  Both authorized and unauthorized interpreters work in Danish courts, and the author explains what both of these denominators mean in concrete terms.

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Here is a quotation from Arnold Schopenhauer that I found while looking for a blog title:

“As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself; because only through ordering what you know by comparing every truth with every other truth can you take complete possession of your knowledge and get it into your power. You can think about only what you know, so you ought to learn something; on the other hand, you can know only what you have thought about.”