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Journal Title: Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society
Volume/Issue:   9/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Articles

Listening to Patient’s Voices: Linguistic Indicators Related to Diabetes Self-management
Ulla Connor, Marta Antón, Elizabeth Goering, Kathryn Lauten, Paris Roach, Stephanie Balunda, Amir Hayat

On the Use of Formulations in Person-Centred, Solution-Focused Short-Term Psychotherapy
Pamela Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Ivan Leudar

The Discursive Self-Construction of Suicidal Help Seekers in Computer-Mediated Discourse
Irit Kupferberg and Izhak Gilat

Exploring Lexical Gaps in Australian Sign Language for the Purposes of Health Communication
George Major, Jemina Napier, Lindsay Ferrara and Trevor Johnston

The Person in the Room: How Relating Holistically Contributes to an Effective Patient-Care Provider Alliance
Leslie A. Penner and Kerstin Roger

Discourse and Policy Making on Consumer Protection in the Areas of Mobile Telecommunication and Tanning
Christoph Schweikardt, Dominik Gross and Michael Rosentreter

Supportive Interchanges and Face-Work as ‘Protective Talk’ in an Online Self-Harm Support Forum
Siobhan Sharkey, Janet Smithson, Elaine Hewis, Ray Jones, Tobit Emmens, Tamsin Ford and Christabel Owens

Negotiating Roles in Pharmacy Practice: Interactions across Linguistic and Cultural Barriers
Fiona Stevenson, Grant McNulty and Miranda Leontowitsch
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.1031