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by Benjawan Poomsan Becker

eBook The Interpreter's Journal - Stories from a Thai and Lao Interpreter download ISBN: 1887521992
Author: Benjawan Poomsan Becker
Publisher: Paiboon Publishing (March 2, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 230
ePub: 1535 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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Category: Reference
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Benjawan Poomsan Becker was born in Bangkok and spent her childhood in Yasothon, a small province in rural . Her latest book, The Interpreter s Journal is the recipient of the 2011 Asian Book Publishing Award for Best Book, Best Writer on Asian Socio-Economic or Media scene.

Benjawan Poomsan Becker was born in Bangkok and spent her childhood in Yasothon, a small province in rural northeast Thailand. in English from Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

In her book The Interpreter’s Journal, Benjawan reveals the 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 You will be surprised how much you can learn about Thailand, Thai culture, Thai history and Thai-Western relationship from this book. In her book The Interpreter’s Journal, Benjawan reveals the story of her experience as a professional Thai and Lao interpreter, graphically showing how she works in legal settings including courtrooms and jails.

Benjawan Poomsan Becker . This book is not a substitute for advice from a knowledgeable lawyer, doctor, financial adviser, or other trained professional. Paiboon Publishing and its author accept no responsibility for any loss, injury, dispute, or inconvenience caused by using this book. Cover photograph: Douglas E. Morton, Asia Pacific Media Services.

Benjawan reveals the story of her experience as a professional Thai and Lao interpreter, graphically showing how she works in legal settings including courtrooms and jails. Benjawan Poomsan Becker.

From the Author: Benjawan Poomsan Becker. After working for many years writing books for English speakers to learn Thai and Lao, I’m finally able to tell my life story with my new book, The Interpreter’s Journal. In the United States I have another flourishing career as a legal and medical Thai and Lao interpreter. I work in the courts, law offices, jails, hospitals, mental health facilities, and I’m also employed by businesses and corporations mainly in the State of California.

I grew up in rural Thailand hearing my father speaking English.

But in the United States I also have a flourishing career as a legal and medical Thai and Lao interpreter.

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One of the least-known stories of the American liberation of France, from 1944 to 1946, is also one of the ugliest and least understood chapters in the history of Jim Crow. The first man to grapple with this failure of justice was an eyewitness: the interpreter Louis Guilloux. Rodriguez the interpreter. Rodriguez the interpreter, an early Jesuit in Japan and China. Carnets De L'Interprète De Guerre.

Winner of the 2011 Asian Book Publishing Award for Best Book/Best Writer

You will be surprised how much you can learn about Thailand, Thai culture, Thai history, Thai and Lao people in America and Thai-Western relationship from this book.

In her book The Interpreter s Journal, Benjawan reveals the story of her experience as a professional Thai and Lao interpreter, graphically showing how she works in legal settings including courtrooms and jails. 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.

The responsibilities and importance of interpreters has increased so dramatically that they are now indispensable to many agencies and institutions such as law enforcement, judicial systems, social services, hospitals, and schools. Gone are the days when everyone around you spoke the same language.

Learn how interpreters work, the challenges they face and how to work with them by following the author s very personal journey starting in the Land of Smiles. See how the influence of her family, Thai culture, Buddhism, meeting foreigners in Thailand, traveling abroad and living in the United States formed the catalyst for the author to master several languages, become a professional interpreter and write numerous books on learning the Thai and Lao languages.

This book is an entertaining 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.

Comments: (7)
Zepavitta
As a translator myself, as well as someone who loves foreign languages and cultures and has lived in Thailand before, I enjoyed this book on many different levels.

Benjawan's journey from a childhood in a small Thai village to being a highly successful court interpreter, translator and author in the United States is very inspiring (especially, since I started my own translation business in the US myself last year and couldn't wait to learn more about my colleague's experiences in the same field).

In addition to showing the challenges that a court interpreter faces every day, the book gives extensive insights into the Thai culture and interracial relationships. I learned a great deal about Thai culture that I wish I had known when I lived there - I had more than one 'aha moment' while reading along. The informative passages are interwoven with interesting anecdotes from Benjawan's life which make the book a really entertaining experience as well.
Efmprof
Benjawan has put out some of the most amazing language products I have ever used with many products focused on the Thai language and culture. I found 'The Interpreter's Journal' a joy to read as it gave me an insight into how someone came from a Thai village to accomplish so much in her life so far. I love hearing how people become successful and I enjoyed reading Benjawan's personal journey toward success. She is very open about her life in her memoir. I highly recommend it.
iSlate
Excellent book. Easy read. Benjawan's style of writing is simple and at the same time intriguing. I learned so much about the Thai/Lao culture and the importance to have excellent interpreters available for immigrants coming to a new country. Benjawan's delightful manner of describing her experiences as an interpreter was a non-stop read. I lived in a foreign country for years. It brought back lots of amusing, and frustrating memories for me as I and my three children settled into our new environment. In The Interpreter's Journal, Benjawan describes the challenges multi-cultural couples find themselves dealing with and how Benjawan has been able to guide them to support systems to help them work through some of their issues. I can go on and on--instead--read this amazing book. I can guarantee you will be happy you did.
Mr.Death
I enjoyed this autobiography mainly because I learned things about Thailand and its culture and history, and also the many interesting opportunities an interpreter may encounter. I've traveled to Thailand several times, and I know Thai people here at home, but the book opened my eyes to other facets of the culture that I had not known. It is an easy read and I finished it in no time on my Kindle!
Majin
Benjawan takes you on a wonderful journey - from her life in Thailand to her studies in Japan and finally to her permanent residence in the US. She really delves into Thai culture, Thai language, along with the life and work of a professional interpreter. I purchased this book because her dictionary for non-Thai speakers has become invaluable to me and my Thai friend. Overall, an intriguing read with insight into Thai culture.
Mbon
After meeting Benjawan (P' Ae) and using her services, I knew I had to order her book. Being in an interracial relationship with my beautiful Thai wife I mostly wanted this book for that aspect of it. The book does not disappoint. I will recommend this to anyone that is interested in Thai culture or just looking for a good book to read. Thanks P' Ae for everything.
Grari
The author weaves an interesting story of her life from growing up in north eastern Thailand, and here road to that of a successful interpreter. The book is an easy read and I highly recommend it, especially for those who are looking to learn a bit more about the real side of Thai life.
My wife is also a Thai/ Lao interpreter so this is very interesting to us, but it is also interesting to read about life in rural Thailand.