Claudio Baraldi

List of John Benjamins publications for which Claudio Baraldi plays a role.


Coordinating Participation in Dialogue Interpreting

Edited by Claudio Baraldi and Laura Gavioli

[Benjamins Translation Library, 102] 2012. xii, 335 pp.
Subjects Interpreting | Pragmatics | Translation Studies
Subjects Dialogue studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics


“Dyadic” monolingual sequences involving the mediator and one participant alone seem crucial in medical interaction, but may hinder talk that is in fact triadic. For this reason, dyadic talk has raised debate in dialogue interpreting literature. In this contribution, we look at dyadic sequences… read more
This chapter is based on the analysis of interactions that were video-recorded during 66 meetings in 24 (years 4 to 7) classrooms in five Italian schools. These meetings are part of a project aiming to collect personal photos regarding children’s memories and to use them to facilitate the… read more
In classroom interactions, facilitation of children’s autonomous choice of acting (agency) may produce conflicts among children. While facilitation does not have the function of managing these conflicts, it shares some types of action with conflict mediation, one of which is formulation.… read more
Baraldi, Claudio and Laura Gavioli 2017 Chapter 5. Intercultural mediation and “(non)professional” interpreting in Italian healthcare institutionsNon-professional Interpreting and Translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research, Antonini, Rachele, Letizia Cirillo, Linda Rossato and Ira Torresi (eds.), pp. 83–106 | Chapter
This paper analyses interpreting activities performed by intercultural mediators in Italian healthcare services. It proposes a reflection on the type of professionalism that seems to be required in healthcare institutions where the issue of dealing with cultural differences between the patients and… read more
Baraldi, Claudio and Vittorio Iervese 2017 Narratives of memories and dialogue in multicultural classrooms: Analysis of workshops based on the use of photographyStorytelling in the Digital Age: New challenges, De Fina, Anna and Sabina M. Perrino (eds.), pp. 398–417 | Article
This paper presents the analysis of a series of workshops conducted in Italian multicultural classrooms, involving children aged 9–12. The workshops were based on the collection of photos representing the children’s memory and were designed to enhance dialogic facilitation of narratives in the… read more
This paper examines interactions during educational activities in international camps for children, with English used as a lingua franca. Data were collected mostly at different camps in Italy (2006–7), but also in Brazil and the USA (both in 2013). The study focuses on 11 extracts from… read more
Buzelin, Hélène and Claudio Baraldi 2016 Sociology and translation studies: Two disciplines meetingBorder Crossings: Translation Studies and other disciplines, Gambier, Yves and Luc van Doorslaer (eds.), pp. 117–140 | Article
This chapter presents a collaboration between a sociologist and a translation scholar. Reflecting on the transdisciplinarity of translation and interpreting studies, the authors highlight differences, similarities and connections between this ‘interdiscipline’ and sociology. It starts with a record… read more
Formulations are turns of talk that address both interlocutors’ perspectives (in previous turns) and participation (in subsequent turns). This paper examines formulations in interactions, taking place during classroom workshops held with children aged 10–13 and coordinated by facilitators. The… read more
Baraldi, Claudio 2012 Chapter 5. The function of formulations in polyphonic dialoguesSpaces of Polyphony, Lorda, Clara Ubaldina and Patrick Zabalbeascoa (eds.), pp. 73–86 | Chapter
Formulation can be defined as a specific type of action, in interaction, which has the function of summarising, commenting or developing the gist of previous turns. Furthermore, formulations can elicit a choice of interlocutors’ next turns, in a way that interlocutors provide their own perspectives… read more
Baraldi, Claudio 2012 12. Interpreting as dialogic mediation: The relevance of expansionsCoordinating Participation in Dialogue Interpreting, Baraldi, Claudio and Laura Gavioli (eds.), pp. 297–326 | Article
Interpreters’ reflexive coordination may promote different forms of mediation. Dialogic mediation, in particular, achieves promotion of active participation, displays sensitivity for the interlocutors’ interests and/or needs, and treats alternative perspectives as reciprocal enrichment. Drawing on… read more
Baraldi, Claudio and Laura Gavioli 2012 Introduction: Understanding coordination in interpreter-mediated interactionCoordinating Participation in Dialogue Interpreting, Baraldi, Claudio and Laura Gavioli (eds.), pp. 1–22 | Article
Baraldi, Claudio and Federico Farini 2011 Dialogic mediation in international groups of adolescentsLanguage and Dialogue 1:2, pp. 207–232 | Article
Mediation is the action of a third party that helps two conflicting parties to reach a mutually acceptable settlement. This action implies promoting the parties’ empowerment and new narratives by facilitating their communication. The analysis of dialogue, and in particular of mediators’ dialogic… read more
Studies of dialogue interpreting have shown that interpreters are active participants in interpreter-mediated interaction and that their contributions are not simply a gloss of the interlocutors’ turns. Wadensjö (1998), in particular, has underlined the coordinating and mediating functions of… read more
Baraldi, Claudio and Laura Gavioli 2010 Interpreter-mediated interaction as a way to promote multilingualismMultilingualism at Work: From policies to practices in public, medical and business settings, Meyer, Bernd and Birgit Apfelbaum (eds.), pp. 141–162 | Article
While the importance of effective interpreting service and its value in making public services accessible to migrants has been acknowledged in the literature, little attention has been given to the opportunities it provides to speakers of different languages to engage in multilingual talk. In this… read more
Baraldi, Claudio 2009 ConclusionsDialogue in Intercultural Communities: From an educational point of view, Baraldi, Claudio (ed.), pp. 241–264 | Article
Conclusions highlight the ways in which the use of language in interactions provides important cues for analyzing the cultural presuppositions of CISV activities, through both empowering dialogues and disempowering monologues. The analysis of interactions and participants’ narratives shows both… read more
Chapter 1 introduces the conceptual framework used in the book. This framework is based on the linguistic and sociological analysis of communication systems and their cultural presuppositions. Cultural presuppositions consist in expectations regarding guiding values, ways of positioning, and… read more
Baraldi, Claudio and Alessandra Braglia 2009 Chapter 9. 
Activities 4: Adolescents’ coordinationDialogue in Intercultural Communities: From an educational point of view, Baraldi, Claudio (ed.), pp. 199–216 | Article
Chapter 9 highlights adolescents’ participation in the activities held during summer camps. Adolescents are more actively engaged in interactions than children, they are more encouraged to be active by adults and seem to be particularly competent in coordinating activities. In particular, they are… read more
Baraldi, Claudio and Cristina Caiti 2009 Chapter 4
. Organisational meetings 1: Promoting participationDialogue in Intercultural Communities: From an educational point of view, Baraldi, Claudio (ed.), pp. 75–100 | Article
Chapter 4 analyses the organisational meetings held daily in CISV villages and summer camps in order to plan educational activities. The chapter explores the ways in which adults discuss and decide on the kinds of activities and their organisation, underlining the ways in which active participation… read more
Baraldi, Claudio and Elena Gambari 2009 Chapter 5. 
Organisational meetings 2: Conflict managementDialogue in Intercultural Communities: From an educational point of view, Baraldi, Claudio (ed.), pp. 101–126 | Article
Chapter 5 concludes the analysis of organisational meetings, specifically focusing on forms of conflict management. Normative conflict resolution is identified as a frequent strategy of conflict management emerging in interactions. This is based on hierarchical relationships between camp directors… read more
Baraldi, Claudio and Rosanna Blasi 2009 Chapter 10. 
Activities 5: Interpreting as mediation?Dialogue in Intercultural Communities: From an educational point of view, Baraldi, Claudio (ed.), pp. 217–240 | Article
Chapter 10 deals with translations during educational activities. Translations are important because children display a strongly differentiated competence in understanding and speaking English as a lingua franca. In villages, adults’ translations are frequently instrumental to the achievement of… read more
Baraldi, Claudio, Gabriella Cortesi and Vittorio Iervese 2009 Chapter 2. 
The research projectDialogue in Intercultural Communities: From an educational point of view, Baraldi, Claudio (ed.), pp. 29–46 | Article
Chapter 2 defines the methodological plan of the empirical study regarding CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) activities. After a presentation of CISV, an international organisation devoted to peace and intercultural education, the chapter focuses on the methodology adopted to observe… read more
Baraldi, Claudio and Laura Gavioli 2007 Dialogue interpreting as intercultural mediation: An analysis in health care multicultural settingsDialogue and Culture, Grein, Marion and Edda Weigand (eds.), pp. 155–175 | Article