This volume investigates the features and challenges of medical discourse between medical professionals as well as with patients and in the media. Based on corpus-driven studies, it includes a wide variety of approaches including cognitive, corpus and diachronic linguistics. Each chapter examines a different aspect of medical communication, including the use of metaphor referring to cancer, the importance of ethics in medical documents addressed to patients and the suitability of popular science articles for medical students. The book also features linguistic, textual and discourse-focused analysis of some fundamental medical genres. By combining sociological and linguistic research applied to the medical context, it illustrates how linguists and translation specialists can build bridges between health professionals and their patients.
Pilar Ordonez-Lopez is Lecturer in the Department of Translation and Communication at Universitat Jaume I in Castellon, Spain, and member of the IULMA (Instituto Interuniversitario de Lenguas Modernas Aplicadas). Her research interests include the history of translation, translation theory, corpus-based translation studies and legal translation. Nuria Edo-Marza is Lecturer in the Department of English Studies at Universitat Jaume I in Castellon, Spain, and member of the IULMA (Instituto Interuniversitario de Lenguas Modernas Aplicadas). Her research interests include specialised languages (mainly those of health, science and technology and tourism), specialised lexicography, corpus linguistics and terminology.
1. Pilar Ordonez-Lopez and Nuria Edo-Marza: Medical Discourse: Building Bridges between Medicine and Society 2. Maurizio Gotti: Variations in Medical Discourse for Academic Purposes 3. Vicent Salvador: The Clinical Case as a Discourse Genre in the Context of Professional Training 4. Begona Belles-Fortuno: Popular Science Articles vs. Scientific Articles: A Tool for Medical Education 5. Morten Pilegaard: The Ethics of Health Communication from an Applied Linguistics Perspective 6. Vicent Montalt and Isabel Garcia-Izquierdo: Doing Research in Written Communication for Patients 7. Ignasi Navarro i Ferrando: Metaphoric Aspects in Cancer Discourse 8. Marti Dominguez and Lucia Sapina: Cancer in Sports News: The Match that Must be Won 9. Antonio-Jose Silvestre-Lopez: The Discourse of Mindfulness: What Language Reveals about the Mindfulness Experience