Frozen texts are often troubling for interpreters. Coupled with the complexity of the legal system, frozen texts such as the Miranda Warning can be an intimidating task to tackle in ASL. This DVD provides a guided look at construction of a culturally rich, conceptually accurate rendering of the Miranda Warning. By exploring the history of the warning, the disparities in culture, and the linguistic considerations, this DVD will provide a framework whereby sign language interpreters of all levels can gain confidence in developing an effective interpretation appropriate for use in the criminal justice system.
In this 45-minute DVD, Holly Mikkelson provides a point-by-point explanation of the model Interpret's Code of Ethics developed by the National Center for State Courts and explores many of the ethical issues that face court interpreters on a daily basis. Included with the video is a 30-page booklet that contains the model Code of Ethics and a copy of Holly’s article “Professional Ethics and the Role of the Court Interpreter.” The video is in English and is a must-see for all court interpreters and aspiring court interpreters, whatever their language combination.
Consecutive interpreting is waiting until a speaker/presenter has completed an entire thought, sentence or several sentences then relaying what he/she has said. Consecutive note-taking is written assistance to aid in short-term memory. Holly Mikkelson, a state and federally certified court interpreter, uses the Loftus Memory Model to present a preferred method of consecutive interpreting and note-taking.