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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Divulgación médica y traducción: El género Información para pacientes
Written By: Isabel García Izquierdo
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11698

Este estudio reflexiona acerca de la comunicación en los ámbitos
especializados, con referencia al ámbito médico, por su particular
idiosincrasia. Propone abordar la caracterización de los textos que
transmiten dicha comunicación a partir del concepto de género textual, como
constructo que permite definir los aspectos textuales y contextuales que
conforman los diferentes actos comunicativos - textos. A partir de la
observación de un breve corpus de textos en inglés y en español, se
presentan las conclusiones de un análisis empírico-descriptivo del género
'Información para pacientes/Fact Sheet for Patients', representativo del
continuum entre la lengua general, la divulgación y la especialidad. Se
adopta una metodología mixta, que combina los métodos cuantitativo y
cualitativo; y se reflexiona acerca de las repercusiones que determinados
aspectos del análisis podrían tener para la traducción.


El concepto de género textual - El género y la communicación especializada
- Algunas cuestiones de método - El género Información para pacientes /
Fact Sheet for patients: aspectos comunicativos (macrogénero, género,
situación comunicativa) - El género Información para pacientes / Fact Sheet
for patients: cuestiones formales (sintaxis, cohésion gramatical, cohésion
léxica, corrección, macroestructura) - Fuentes del Corpus - Selección
textos corpus - Árbol de géneros médicos GENTT - Transcripción Focus Group.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039116980
Pages: 144
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