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    Intercultural moments in translating and humanising the socio-legal system

    Zhu, Hua and Li, W. and Jankowicz-Pytel, D. (2019) Intercultural moments in translating and humanising the socio-legal system. Language and Intercultural Communication 19 (6), pp. 488-504. ISSN 1470-8477.

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    Abstract

    This paper seeks to address the question how people go about intercultural differences in an institutional setting which aims to mediate between the socio-legal system and the ‘outsiders’ of the system, i.e. ordinary citizens, through an investigation of professional interactions between a legal advisor and her clients of Eastern European backgrounds in London. Drawing data from a linguistic ethnography, the analysis foregrounds the practice of resemiotisation and calibration. The second aim is to extend the notion of ‘intercultural moments’ and to explore its analytical benefits in understanding fleeting and seemingly mundane moments in encounters.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): intercultural moments, institutional interaction, ethnography, resemiotisation, calibration, socio-legal advice
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Zhu Hua
    Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2019 15:08
    Last Modified: 16 Feb 2020 20:02
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29302

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