Direct Examination: Could you please tell us what driving instructions, if any, did you receive from the defendant here, Mr. Delfín?
Interpreter: Puede usted decirnos –
Opposing Counsel: Objection!
The Couch is a place to exchange ideas and brainstorm, not only for its contributors but also for our readers who engage in the ensuing discussions. Today’s scenario comes from a colleague with a question many of us have been faced with before: intervene or grin...
Sometimes, words just don’t cut it. As interpreters, we often
have to rely on facial expressions, body language, voice tones, quality of
speech… aspects of communication that we can easily take for granted. Of
course, life usually gives us the experience we need to understand the unspoken,