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Dialogue interpreting as intercultural mediation: Interpreters' use of upgrading moves in parent-teacher meetings

Davitti, E (2013) Dialogue interpreting as intercultural mediation: Interpreters' use of upgrading moves in parent-teacher meetings Interpreting, 15 (2). pp. 168-199.

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Abstract

Research on dialogue interpreting shows that interpreters do not simply convey speech content, but also perform crucial coordinating and mediating functions. This descriptive study, which is based on PhD research conducted at the University of Manchester, explores the activity of qualified dialogue interpreters in three video-recorded parent-teacher meetings involving immigrant mothers. English and Italian are the languages used, the meetings having taken place in the UK (one case) and Italy (two cases). The study focuses on interpreters' handling of evaluative assessment, in many cases introduced by them in the target speech as an "upgrading rendition". Transcribed extracts are examined in a micro-analytical perspective, the dynamics of each actor's (dis)engagement towards interlocutors being studied in relation to gaze patterns annotated by dedicated software. Results show that the interpreter actively promotes alignment between the parties; however, s/he often does so by emphasising positive considerations to the mother. The outcome of this approach is that the mother accepts, but is not encouraged to co-construct a negotiated solution: she is assimilated, not empowered. © John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Language
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Davitti, Ee.davitti@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2013
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1075/intp.15.2.02dav
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:28
Last Modified : 18 May 2017 13:10
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/819850

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