Ellen Van Praet

Ellen Van Praet
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication

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Publications (37)
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This paper reports on an interdisciplinary training initiative involving student interpreters and medical students. It provides qualitative evidence on how the stakeholders involved perceive the effects of including foreign-language speaking simulated patients (SPs) in medical interpreter training. We conducted three focus group interviews, during...
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With its focus on ‘language in the environment, words and images displayed and exposed in public spaces’ (Shohamy & Gorter, 2009: 1), linguistic landscape (hereafter LL) studies provide rich potential for out- door educators (see Gorter, 2018, for a recent review on studies about LLs as a pedagogical resource). Since the mid-1970s, outdoor educatio...
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In deze bijdrage gaan we in op een e-learningmodule die ontwikkeld werd binnen het MATCHeN-project. De e-learningmodule ondersteunt zorgprofessionals bij de communicatie met anderstaligen over seksuele gezondheid en speelt in op de nood aan digitale vaardigheidstraining. Aan de hand van een kwantitatief onderzoek en een vragenlijst verwerkt in een...
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In this chapter we report on a simulation-based experiment which was set up to test a custom-made multilingual app. The app had been designed to facilitate healthcare consultations for immigrant mothers with limited proficiency in the host country’s language. We investigate to which extent the app advances the clarification of complex, abstract not...
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In a 21st century superdiverse world, public service providers increasingly resort to technologies facilitating face-to-face consultations. In this paper, we evaluate the use and efficiency of a multilingual website in 11 video-recorded consultations of HIV/STI counselling. We address three central research questions: (i) How is the multilingual we...
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This paper reports on an interprofessional training initiative for medical students and trainee interpreters. Relying on a mixed-method analysis of 10 video-recorded simulated consultations at Ghent University (Belgium), the paper investigates which factors impact on trainee interpreters’ (in)complete rendition of medical students’ communicative go...
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In response to calls in the literature for more collaborative practice in interpreter training, this paper describes the design, implementation and part of the evaluation of an innovative joint training intervention for interpreting students (Master’s level) and 3rd- and 4th-year medical students at Ghent University. In order to assess the developm...
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This paper addresses the challenges service providers are facing amidst growing ethnolinguistic diversity in a neoliberal climate. We focus on the public service provider Kind & Gezin (K&G), the agency that monitors the wellbeing of young children on behalf of the Flemish authorities in Belgium. We demonstrate that the organisation has taken variou...
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In response to calls in the literature for more collaborative practice in interpreter training, this paper describes the design, implementation and part of the evaluation of an innovative joint training intervention for interpreting students (Master’s level) and 3rd- and 4th-year medical students at Ghent University. In order to assess the developm...
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This chapter reports on the design and implementation of a multilingual, mobile app to facilitate the communication in language discordant service encounters (SE). It describes the results of a two-group between-subjects experiment, in which respondents (N=20) were randomly assigned to either a SE with app (N=11), or a SE without app (N=9). The res...
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Background: Our teaching case reports on a fieldwork assignment designed to have master of arts students experience first-hand how entrepreneurs write for the globalized marketplace by examining public displays of language such as billboards, shop windows, and posters. Research questions: How do entrepreneurs use English to “style” themselves? What...
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This paper focuses on the day-to-day practices of service providers working with multilingual immigrants. It reports on 74 video recorded conversations between service providers and immigrant mothers, drawing on ethnographic fieldwork at Kind en Gezin , the organization that monitors childcare for the Flemish authorities in Belgium. In discussing t...
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This paper focuses on the day-to-day practices of service providers working with multilingual immigrants. It reports on 74 video recorded conversations between service providers and immigrant mothers, drawing on ethnographic fieldwork at Kind en Gezin, the organization that monitors childcare for the Flemish authorities in Belgium. In discussing th...
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This article explores the value of using embedding to extend the notion of first exposure learning in flipped classroom practices. It describes a preclass assignment for a meeting and negotiation skills course, in which students are instructed to observe an authentic business meeting, interview participants of the meeting, photograph the boardroom,...
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Thus far, professional editing has not been researched extensively in writing research. This article zooms in on sub-editing in newswriting as a form of professional editing, addressing three research questions: (a) What are the ways in which a news article’s text is altered?, (b) Are some types of news article altered more significantly than other...
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This article investigates Belgian business-to-business (B2B) companies’ perceptions of and attitudes toward social media, matching the findings with existing U.S., U.K., and Dutch research. Using survey data from a nonrepresentative judgment sample of 92 Belgian B2B companies, we show that 85.9% of Belgian B2B companies that participated in our res...
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Overheidsdiensten en sociale dienstverleners worden steeds vaker met een opvallende diversiteit aan cliënten geconfronteerd. De Vakgroep Vertalen, Tolken en Communicatie van Universiteit Gent ontwikkelde, naar een concept van Kruispunt Migratie-Integratie en met de medewerking van Kind en Gezin, een meetinstrument om de communicatie met anderstal...
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Op grond van een vergelijkende discoursanalytische studie, steunend op Appraisal Theory (Iedema, Feez & White 2008 [1994]; Martin & Rose 2007 [2003]; Martin & White 2005; Thomson, White & Kitley 2008), gekoppeld aan face-to-face diepte-interviews, onderzoekt het artikel in welke mate de meertalige context in België de buitenlandberichtgeving over d...
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Recently, interest in radical democracy and communism has increased dramatically among cultural theorists. This paper draws attention to two other fields in which a similar shift is visible. First, popular scholarly writing on communism, anarchism and socialism. Second, curricular materials for history teaching. Drawing on ethnographic field work a...
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This paper argues for an expansion of the traditional notion of journalistic stance as defined by Martin and White (2005). Its main plea is that appraisal resources, metaphors or agency expressions in a newspaper article are not the only traces of a journalist’s line of vision: a journalist’s assessment as to whether particular information is worth...
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This position paper sketches the contours of a linguistics of news production. It is argued that, until recently, linguistic interest in the news prioritized close analysis of news products at the expense of the production process. The current paper is aimed at consolidating a number of emerging research efforts which focus on the interplay of lang...
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How do journalists project an attitude of fairness and balance, not only in the interviews they conduct, or in the front page article they write, but also, often fleetingly, in interaction? How do they come across as knowledgeable, accurate, gritty, investigative reporters, not only frontstage, in the public conversation with their readers/viewers,...
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This article examines the political and ideological processes that underlie the ritual event of a weekly gathering of Heads of Section at a British embassy. Relying on participant observation, audio recordings, and interviews, it juxtaposes participants' assumptions and projections about the meeting's symbolic role in achieving democratic ideals (c...
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Drawing on insights from Goffman's dramaturgical approach to interaction, this article demonstrates how meetings are team performances routinely concerned with sustaining or challenging interpretations of power relations. The data for this article were collected at a British embassy, relying on participant observation, audio recordings of weekly ga...
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This study enters the closed and secluded community of a British embassy. It enters a cultural milieu, a setting where a group of self-identifying people with certain shared beliefs engage in a set of distinctive and mutually intelligible practices and tries to gain a more complete understanding of its norms, values and expectations. In particular,...

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