GARCIA adolfo Martin
congresos y reuniones científicas
From Translation Studies to the Clinical Neurosciences: The Task of the Medical Interpreter
Nueva York
Conferencia; 32nd Annual Conference of the New York Neuropsychology Group; 2011
Institución organizadora:
New York Neuropsychology Group
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of some key theoretical and practical insights from Interpreting Studies that can inform medical interpreting. First, a brief history will be offered of the disciplinary evolution of medical interpreting, considering the subsequent development of Translation Studies, Interpreting Studies, and Community Interpreting as autonomous fields of research. Then, the legal requirements, standards of practice, and professional shortcomings of medical interpreting will be overviewed and critically analyzed. Finally, some theoretical and practical notions relevant to medical interpreting will be presented from two different perspectives: that of the doctor working with an interpreter, and that of the doctor working as an interpreter. All in all, the paper will call for a greater awareness of the findings and models of Interpreting Studies as a means to enhance the practice of medical interpreting and the development of training programs.