Lingua-pragmatic potential of speech actions in medical professional discussions
- 10.2991/cildiah-17.2017.34How to use a DOI?
- medical discourse, communicative behaviour, speech action, medical professional discussion
This paper examines medical professional communication that has not been studied extensively: medical professional discussions on current medical issues. The research is based on English texts of medical scientific discussions, freely available on the Internet. The novelty of the research lies in the fact that medical professional communication qualifies as equal status communication because it is a collaboration of specialists. Medical professional communicative behavior is considered in terms of the system of speech actions verbalized by means of linguistic devices and governed by conventionally accepted norms. Four types of speech actions are identified: connective speech actions directed to establishing contact among peers, metacommunicative speech actions regulating the communicative process, directive speech actions aimed at development of the discussion, cognitive speech actions serving for sharing professional knowledge and expressing expert's viewpoints. The language of medical professional discussion has significant consequences for those who use it. Participants tend to mitigate categorical assertions and support positive atmosphere using a variety of linguistic and rhetorical devices
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TY - CONF AU - N. L. Shamne AU - M. S. Nevzorova PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Lingua-pragmatic potential of speech actions in medical professional discussions BT - Proceedings of the 7th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Current issues of linguistics and didactics: The interdisciplinary approach in humanities" (CILDIAH 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 193 EP - 199 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/cildiah-17.2017.34 DO - 10.2991/cildiah-17.2017.34 ID - Shamne2017/11 ER -