The Interpreter's Journal by Benjawan Poomsan Becker
Sometimes a brilliant lawyer just isn't enough...
Benjawan finally reveals the exciting story of her experience as a professional Thai and Lao interpreter, graphically showing how she works in legal settings including courtrooms and jails. She demystifies the conflicts than many Thai-Western couples face after moving to the US. Find out what happens when individuals who don't speak the language end up in criminal, civil and family courts. But this story is also a personal one, relating the author's journey from humble beginnings in rural Thailand to become a professional interpreter in the San Francisco Bay area.
More and more in this interconnected world, the need to communicate across language barriers is becoming essential. Miscommunication can lead to serious conflicts between groups or countries; taking the wrong medicine can cause serious medical complications; the wrong word spoken by a traveler can lead to a foreign jail.
Entertaining, engaging, written in a down-to-earth style, this book is filled with anecdotes and true stories. It also provides an informative and educational perspective on the subject of language differences. It's a book with insight, a splash of humour, a dash of romance and a pinch of intrigue. This book is an engrossing and informative read for legal professionals, those who work with interpreters, expats living in Thailand and Laos or anybody who simply enjoys a good read.
Size 145 x 210 mm.
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