Communicative vulnerability and its mutation in interpreter-mediated healthcare encounters


  • Srikant Sarangi Aalborg University



Communicative vulnerability, mutation, interpreter-mediated healthcare encounters

Author Biography

Srikant Sarangi, Aalborg University

Srikant Sarangi is Professor in Humanities and Medicine and Director of the Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine (DIHM) at Aalborg University, Denmark. Between 1993 and 2013 he was Professor in Language and Communication and Director of the Health Communication Research Centre at Cardiff University (UK), where he continues as Emeritus Professor. Beginning 2017, he is also Adjunct Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Visiting Professor at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and Visiting Professor at the College of Medicine, Qatar University. In 2012, he was awarded the title of ‘Fellow’ by the Academy of Social Sciences, UK. His research interests are in institutional/professional discourse studies (e.g., healthcare, social work, bureaucracy, education) and applied linguistics. He is editor of Text & Talk, Communication & Medicine and Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice.


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How to Cite

Sarangi, S. (2020). Communicative vulnerability and its mutation in interpreter-mediated healthcare encounters. Communication and Medicine, 15(2), 111–122.