Interpreter-mediated Police Interviews

A Discourse-Pragmatic Approach

  • Ikuko┬áNakane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ikuko Nakane
    Pages 65-106
  3. Ikuko Nakane
    Pages 107-163
  4. Ikuko Nakane
    Pages 164-205
  5. Ikuko Nakane
    Pages 206-222
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-235

About this book


This book shows how participation of interpreters as mediators changes the dynamics of police interviews, particularly with regard to power struggles and competing versions of events. The analysis of interaction offers insights into language in the legal process.


Police interviews Legal discourse Legal interpreting Interpreter mediated discourse Intercultural communication communication construction discourse dynamics event interaction interpret Interpreter interview language media police

Authors and affiliations

  • Ikuko┬áNakane
    • 1
  1. 1.Asia InstituteUniversity of MelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34689-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44319-9
  • About this book