Original Articles

In Court with Dell Hymes: Implications for Courtroom Discourse and Court Interpreting

Published in: South African Journal of African Languages
Volume 21, issue 2, 2001 , pages: 133–147
DOI: 10.1080/02572117.2001.10586522
Author(s): RH MoeketsiDepartment of African Languages, South Africa

Abstract

Earlier ethnographic investigations which studied language in relation to ethnic types and behaviour, seemingly paid little attention, if at all, to discourse participation in the courtroom, where there is, in South Africa at least, an overwhelming overlap of cultures and behavioral patterns.

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