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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.

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Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.

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Title: Advances in Medical Discourse Analysis: Oral and Written Contexts
Edited By: Maurizio Gotti
Françoise Salager-Meyer
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=D&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11185
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 45

The focus of this volume is on medical discourse, a domain of language
which deserves closer scrutiny by academics as well as practitioners, due
to its increasing relevance and pervasiveness in modern society. Despite
the wealth of publications dealing with specialized or academic discourse
and its rhetoric, few of these are devoted specifically to medical
discourse. This book seeks to redress the balance by bringing together a
number of studies that bear witness to the widespread interest in medical
texts shown by linguists and professional communities around the world. The
volume is divided into two main parts: the first targets medical discourse
in its spoken dimension, while the second contains various analyses of
written texts. The theoretical perspectives and individual case studies
presented here reflect the wide range of metho-dological approaches and
theoretical issues that characterise current research in the field.


Maurizio Gotti/Françoise Salager-Meyer: Introduction
– Ellen Barton: Trajectories of Alignment and the Situated Ethics of
End-of-Life Discussions in American Medicine
– Hugo Bowles: Conversation Analysis and Health Communication: Updating a
Developing Relationship
– Sally Candlin: Constructing Knowledge, Understanding and Meaning Between
Patients and Nurses
– Maria Grazia Guido: The Discourse of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
Specialized-Genre Conventions vs. West African Refugees' Narrative
– Rick Iedema: (Post-)bureaucratizing Medicine: Health Reform and the
Reconfiguration of Contemporary Clinical Work
– Florian Menz/Johanna Lalouschek: "I just can't tell you how much it
hurts." Gender-relevant Differences in the Description of Chest Pain
– Branca Telles Ribeiro/Diana De Souza Pinto: The Psychiatric Interview: An
Insider's Perspective
– Celia Roberts: Continuities and Discontinuities in Doctor-Patient
Consultations in a Multilingual Society
– Srikant Sarangi/Lucy Brookes-Howell: Recontextualising the Familial
Lifeworld in Genetic Counselling Case Notes
– Didier Carnet/Anne Magnet: Editorials: An Intrinsic and/or Extrinsic
Genre in Medical Journals
– Kjersti Fløttum: Medical Research Articles in the Comparative
Perspectives of Discipline and Language
– David R. Hall: Medical Leaflets, Empowerment and Disempowerment
– Isabel K. León/Lourdes Divasson: Nominal Domain in the Biomedical
Research Paper: A Grammatico-rhetorical Study of Postmodification
– Susan McKay: The Discursive Construction of Health Risk in Magazines:
Messages, Registers and Readers
- Philippa Mungra: Macrostructure and Rhetorical Moves in Secondary
Research Articles: The Meta-Analysis and the Systematic Analysis
– Päivi Pahta: This is Very Important: A Corpus Study of Amplifiers in
Medical Writing
– Jordi Piqué-Angordans/Santiago Posteguillo: Peer Positive and Negative
Assessment in Medical English Written Genres
– Françoise Salager-Meyer/Maria Angeles Alcaraz Ariza/Maryelis
Pabón/Nahirana Zambrano: Paying One's Intellectual Debt: Acknowledgments in
Scientific/Conventional and Complementary/Alternative Medical Research
– Irma Taavitsainen: Audience Guidance and Learned Medical Writing in Late
Medieval English
– Laura Wright: On the Global Dissemination of Medical Writing: Medicines
Required by a Sea-surgeon in 1715.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 303911185
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 500
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