By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
Die allmähliche Verfertigung der Diagnose im Reden [The Gradual Emergence of a Diagnosis in Discourse: Pre-Diagnostic Statements in Doctor-Patient Interaction]
Prädiagnostische Mitteilungen im Gespräch zwischen Arzt und Patient
How doctors arrive at a diagnosis while talking to patients has hardly been studied. This book analyses the content of doctors' statements uttered before the actual diagnosis as well as their linguistic and interactional features andrespective cognitive processes. Prediagnostic statements include the patient in the process of finding a diagnosis but can also aim atguiding the patients' expectations and creating trust.