Healthcare Interpreting

Healthcare Interpreting : Discourse and Interaction

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This volume - the first-ever collection of research on healthcare interpreting - centers on three interrelated themes: cross-cultural communication in healthcare settings, the interactional role of persons serving as interpreters and the discourse patterns of interpreter-mediated interaction. The individual chapters, by seven innovative researchers in the area of community-based interpreting, represent a pioneering attempt to look beyond stereotypical perceptions of interpreter-mediated interactions. First published as a Special Issue of Interpreting 7:2 (2005), this volume offers insights into the impact of the interpreter - whether s/he is a trained professional or a member of the patient's family - including ways in which s/he may either facilitate or impair reliable communication between patient and healthcare provider. The five articles cover a range of settings and specialties, from general medicine to pediatrics, psychiatry and speech therapy, using languages as diverse as Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Italian and Spanish in combination with Danish, Dutch, English and French.
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  • Hardback | 155 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 12.7mm | 445g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9027222398
  • 9789027222398

Table of contents

1. About the Authors; 2. Introduction: Discourse-based research on healthcare interpreting; 3. Articles; 4. Roles of community interpreters in pediatrics as seen by interpreters, physicians and researchers (by Leanza, Yvan); 5. Doctor-patient consultations in dyadic and triadic exchanges (by Valero-Garces, Carmen); 6. Exploring untrained interpreters' use of direct versus indirect speech (by Dubslaff, Friedel); 7. Dialogue interpreting as a specific case of reported speech (by Bot, Hanneke); 8. Examining the "voice of interpreting" in speech pathology (by Merlini, Raffaela); 9. Book Reviews; 10. Carmen Valero Garces and Guzman Mancho Bares (Eds.): Traduccion e interpretacion en los servicios publicos: Nuevas necesidades para nuevas realidades / Community Interpreting and Translating: New Needs for New Realities. Carmen Valero Garces (Ed.). Traduccion e interpretacion en los servicios publicos. Contextualizacion, actualidad y futuro. (by Mikkelson, Holly); 11. Bernd Meyer: Dolmetschen im medizinischen Aufklarungsgesprach. Eine diskursanalytische Untersuchung zur Wissensvermittlung im mehrsprachigen Krankenhaus. (by Schaffner, Christina); 12. Claudia V. Angelelli: Revisiting the interpreter's role. A study of conference, court, and medical interpreters in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Claudia V. Angelelli: Medical interpreting and cross-cultural communication. (by Slatyer, Helen)
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