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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Die allmähliche Verfertigung der Diagnose im Reden [The Gradual Emergence of a Diagnosis in Discourse: Pre-Diagnostic Statements in Doctor-Patient Interaction]
Subtitle: Prädiagnostische Mitteilungen im Gespräch zwischen Arzt und Patient
Written By: Thomas Spranz-Fogasy
Series Title: De Gruyter Sprache und Wissen 16

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.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110363265
Pages: 178
Prices: Europe EURO 79.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110393132
Pages: 178
Prices: Europe EURO 79.95