School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Dr Jade Du

Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting

Background

Background

Prior to joining Newcastle University, I have taught interpreting for years and worked as a part-time interpreter in various legal and business settings. With educational background in both language and law, I am particular interested in the interface between linguistics and law, with current research focusing on English as a lingua franca (ELF) in interpreting, multilingualism and legal justice.

 

Qualifications and Professional recognition

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Ph.D. Court interpreting

LLM International Business Law

M.A. Forensic Linguistics

B.A. Advanced Translation and Interpreting

 

Awards

Banco Santander Funding for the Advanced Research Residency, Cardiff University, 2015

Postgraduate Scholarship, The University of Hong Kong, 2012-2016

Visiting Scholar, University of Queensland, Australia, 2011

 

Languages

Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka, English, Japanese


Research

Research areas

I am interested in legal, social , sociolinguistic and discourse analytical approach to translation and interpreting and intersection between linguistics and law. My focus is on access to justice and linguistic equality, multilingualism and intercultural communication against the backdrop of globalisation and migration. I have also conducted research on gender issues in interpreting and legal discourse. I am currently working on English as a lingua franca in court interpreting.  

 

My research interests include: 

  • public service/community interpreting (e.g. court/medical interpreting)
  • interpreter education/pedagogy in interpreter training
  • translation and law / legal translation
  • language and law /forensic linguistics
  • discourse analysis in translation and interpreting
  • gender studies 

 

Research web pagehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jade_Biyu_Du 

                                 https://newcastle.academia.edu/JadeDU

Scopus: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=56684019800 

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=VJc9Gh0AAAAJ 

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8306-7590


Membership:

IAFL (International Association of Forensic Linguists)

CIOL (Chartered Institute of Linguists)

BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics)

GSFL (Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics)

 

Project

2017  ULTSEC Innovation Fund for "Video Enhanced Observation with Reflective Learning in Interpreter Training"(with Andrew Grenfell) £2,425 

 

Recent Conference presentations 

Du, Jade. (2018). The mediated voice: Impact of court interpreting on defendants' closing statements. The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference. York: 6-8 September 2018.

Du, B. Jade. (2018). The mediated voice of the accused in the bilingual trial. Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics Roundtable. York: 2-5 August 2018.

Du, B. Jade (2017).   English as a lingua franca in the courtroom: The issue of mutual understanding in interpreter-defendant communication. The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference. Leeds: 31 August-2 September, 2017.

Du, B. Jade (2017). When English is used as a lingua franca: Communication challenges in court interpreting. Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics Roundtable. Copenhagen: 24-27 August, 2017.

Du, B. Jade. (2017).  The participation status of defendants in interpreter-mediated courtroom interaction. The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL). Porto: 10-14 July, 2017.

DU, B. Jade. (2017). Participation in the bilingual trial: case studies of English-speaking defendants in Chinese courts. Northeast Language and Linguistics Research Away Day. Newcastle: 22 May, 2017.

DU, B. Jade. (2016). African English speakers in Chinese criminal courts: The issue of mutual understanding in communication with interpreters. INCOLAS/HKU Sociolinguistics Seminar. Copenhagen: 8-10 August, 2016.

DU, B. Jade (2016). Participation in the bilingual trial: African migrants in Chinese criminal courts. The Annual Conference of American Association of Applied Linguistics. Orlando: 9-12 April, 2016.

DU, B. Jade (2016). The bilingual trial: Access to interpreting, communication, and participation in Chinese courts. Seminar Talk at School of English, The University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: 17, March, 2016.

DU, B. Jade. (2015).  Interpreting in Chinese criminal courts: what is the scope of expertise and who can be the experts? Symposium: Expertise in Language and Law. Cardiff: 27 November, 2015.

DU, B. Jade. (2015). Confession on television: mediatization of legal process in China. Sociolinguistics: today and tomorrow. Hong Kong: 2-3 October, 2015.

DU, B. Jade. (2015). Space, signs and symbolic power in Chinese criminal courtrooms. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics. Guangzhou: 6-9 June, 2015.

DU, B. Jade. (2015). Nigerians in Chinese criminal courts: The legal – lay encounter in the periphery. Paper presented at the International Conference of The Sociolinguistics of Globalization: (De)centring and (de)standardization (SLXG2015). Hong Kong: 3-6 June, 2015.

DU, B. Jade. (2015). Doing ethnographic work in Chinese criminal courts: A researcher’s dilemma. Doing Research Integrity across the Arts and Humanities: a one-day workshop, with Professor Monica Heller. Hong Kong: 22 April, 2015.

DU, B. Jade. (2015). Interpreter-mediated legal-lay communication in the era of globalization: Nigerians in Chinese criminal courts. Paper presented at the International Colloquium on Multilingualism and Interpreting in Settings of Globalization: Asylum and Migration. Ghent: 19-20 February, 2015.

 

 

Teaching


Postgraduate teaching

CHN8034 Public Service Interpreting

CHN8024 Consecutive Interpreting II

CHN8031 Specialised Translation

SML7001 Translation Studies I

SML8009 Research Methods in Translating and Interpreting

SML8023 Profession, Processes and Society in Translating and Interpreting

SML8098 MA dissertation/project supervision

PhD supervision

Publications

  • Hafner C, Du B. Legal Contexts. In: Jane Jackson, ed. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication (2nd ed.). London: Routledge, 2019. In Preparation.
  • Du B. The mediated voice: Impact of court interpreting on defendants’ closing statements. In: The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference. 2018, York, UK. Submitted.
  • Du B. Multilingualism in legal space: the issue of mutual understanding in ELF communication between defendants and interpreters. International Journal of Multilingualism 2018, epub ahead of print.
  • Du B. Staging justice: Courtroom semiotics and judicial ideology in China. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 2016, 29(3), 595-613.
  • Du B. The Silenced Interpreter: A case study of language and ideology in the Chinese criminal court. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 2015, 28(3), 507-524.
  • DU BY. An Analysis into the Court Interpreting System in Hong Kong. Shandong Foreign Language Journal 2010, 2, 91-94.
  • TANG GM, DU BY, ed. Listening and Speaking Course of English for Law: Book 1 (2nd edition). Beijing: Press of Foreign Economy and Trade University, 2007.
  • TANG GM, DU BY, ed. Listening and Speaking Course of English for Law: Book 2. (2nd edition). Beijing: Press of Foreign Economy and Trade University, 2007.
  • DU BY, ed. A Course of Legal Interpreting. Beijing: Press of Foreign Economy and Trade University, 2006.
  • DU BY. An Analysis of the Interpersonal Functions of Chinese Civil Judgments. Journal of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies 2003, 1, 18-22.
  • DU BY. Tentative Thoughts on the Course Design for Court Interpreting. Shandong Foreign Language Journal 2003, 1, 109-112.