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Coping with nonverbal communication in public service interpreting with Chinese immigrants

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dc.contributor.author Vargas Urpi, Mireia
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-12T07:37:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-12T07:37:07Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Vargas Urpi M. Coping with nonverbal communication in public service interpreting with Chinese immigrants. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 2013; 42(4): 340-360. DOI 10.1080/17475759.2013.838985
dc.identifier.issn 1747-5759
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/23793
dc.description.abstract Nonverbal communication (NVC) plays a key role in face-to-face interactions. This article explores how nonverbal communication affects interpreter-mediated interactions between Chinese immigrants living in Catalonia and local public service providers. It presents data obtained from a qualitative study based on in-depth interviews with public service interpreters and intercultural mediators, and analyses their experience in coping with nonverbal cues that are the potential source of misunderstanding. Special attention is to the examples of the Chinese smile and absence of eye contact. The conclusions discuss the implications that nonverbal communication may have in defining the role and functions of public service interpreters.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 2013; 42(4): 340-360
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Vargas Urpi M. Coping with nonverbal communication in public service interpreting with Chinese immigrants. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 2013; 42(4): 340-360. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research is available online at: www.tandfonline.com http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17475759.2013.838985
dc.subject.other Traducció i interpretació als serveis públics
dc.subject.other Comunicació intercultural
dc.title Coping with nonverbal communication in public service interpreting with Chinese immigrants
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17475759.2013.838985
dc.subject.keyword Nonverbal communication
dc.subject.keyword Public service interpreting
dc.subject.keyword Community interpreting
dc.subject.keyword Intercultural communication
dc.subject.keyword Intercultural mediation
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