The pragmatics of emotions in interlinguistic healthcare settings

Farini, Federico (2013) The pragmatics of emotions in interlinguistic healthcare settings. Research in Language, 11 (2) . pp. 163-187. ISSN 2083-4616 [Article] (doi:10.2478/v10015-012-0025-5)

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Data-based studies on interlinguistic medical interaction show that frequently migrant patients encounter difficulties in expressing their emotions and concerns. Such difficulties
are not always overcome through the intervention of an interpreter, as emotional expressions tend to “get missed” in translations which focus on problems and treatments
in medical terms.
The main question addressed here is: what types of interpreters’ actions cut out, or make relevant, migrant patients’ emotions? Our data is based on a corpus of 300 interlinguistic medical interactions in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Italian in two public hospitals in Italy. The conversations involve one Italian healthcare provider, an interpreter and a migrant patient. The corpus is analyzed drawing upon Conversation Analysis, studies on Dialogue Interpreting and Intercultural Pragmatics.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Health and Education > Education
A. > School of Health and Education > Education > Interpreting and Translation group
Item ID: 13100
Notes on copyright: Open access journal
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Depositing User: Federico Farini
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 13:34
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 00:11

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