Community interpreter’s power : the hazards of a disturbing attribute

Authors: Leanza, Yvan Raffaele
Abstract: This paper is about the relation between power and community interpreting. Interpreter's power is analysed according to context, institution, practitioners' representations and practice itself. Analysis show procedures which aim is to frame interpreter's discourse in order to limit its impact. These power restrictions are visible at national levels (certification and deontological codes), at institutional levels (in many organisational aspects, like the existence or not of a budget for interpreting) and at representational levels (practitioners most common representation being the invisibility of the interpreter in the interaction). In practice, the situation is partially different, especially if interpreter's power is recognized. Cases of collaboration and negotiation are discussed.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 2008
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Curare, Journal of Medical Anthropology (VWB), Vol. 31, (2+3), 211-220 (2008)
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin (AGEM)
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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