Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced title.
Claudia Angelelli explores the role of medical interpreters, drawing on data from over 300 medical encounters as well as interviews with the interpreters. Bringing together literature from social theory, social psychology, and linguistic anthropology, this book will appeal to anyone concerned with the intricacies of medical interpreting, particularly researchers, communication specialists, policy makers, and practitioners.
List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Prologue; 1. Questioning invisibility; 2. Communication in the medical encounter; 3. A different set of lenses; 4. California Hope: a public hospital in changing times; 5. Putting it all together; 6. Finding visibility; 7. Interpreters' voices; 8. Emerging metaphors and final words; References; Index.