"That I Will Well and Truly Interpret, and Explanation Make':
Interpreters and Deaf People in Irish Courts, 1816 - 1924
Although an impressive amount of material for practitioners has been published in recent years on legal interpreting, the vast majority of it does not extend its reach to looking at the deep roots of historical court interpreting. There have however been some works over the years looking at historical non-Irish contexts where Deaf people encountered the courts. This presentation seeks to fill a gap in this literature, and examine the historical roots of sign language interpreting in Irish courts in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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