Interpreting Justice

Ethics, Politics and Language

By Moira Inghilleri

© 2012 – Routledge

156 pages

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About the Book

In this timely study, Inghilleri examines the interface between ethics, language, and politics during acts of interpreting, with reference to two particular sites of transnational conflict: the political and judicial context of asylum adjudication and the geo-political context of war. The book characterizes the social and moral spaces in which the translation of the spoken word occurs in ways that reflect the realities of the trans-nationally constituted, locally and globally informed environments in which interpreters work alongside others. One of the core arguments is that the rather restricted notion of neutrality that remains central to translator and interpreter practices does not adequately reflect the complex and paradoxical nature of these socially and politically inscribed encounters and others like them. This study offers an alternative theoretical perspective on language and ethics to those which have shaped and informed translation and interpreting theory and practice in recent years.

Table of Contents

1. The Significance of Language in Translation 2. Ethical Communication 3. Morality and im/partiality on trial: towards a justice-seeking ethics 4. Linguistic hospitality and the foreigner: interpreting for asylum applicants 5. Just interpreting: local and contract interpreters in Iraq 6. The interpreter’s visibility

About the Author

Moira Inghilleri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. She is the author of Interpreting Justice: Ethics, Politics and Language (2012) and the forthcoming, Sociological Approaches to Translation and Interpreting.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Translation Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of translation studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
LAW / Communications