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Journal Title: Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society
Volume/Issue:   8/3
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Articles

Multilingual interactions in clinical dental education: A focus on mediated interpreting
Susan M. Bridges, Cynthia K.Y. Yiu, Colman P. McGrath

Moral accounts and membership categorization in primary care medical interviews
Patrick J. Dillon

‘I think Danish patients would feel the same’: Counter-discourses emerging in the Danish health sector
Inger Lassen, Jeanne Strunck

Keeping the gate ajar during openings of general practice consultations
Søren Beck Nielsen

Response expansion as a practice for raising a concern during regular prenatal checkups
Aug Nishizaka

Interaction order and anxiety disorder: A ‘Batesonian’ heuristic of speaking patterns during psychotherapy
Jürgen Streeck

To vaccinate or not? The disqualification of commercial sources of health advice in an online forum
Agnès Vayreda, Charles Antaki
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.3256