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Rodionova T. V., Privalova I. V. Peculiarities of Medical Discourse in Professional and Non-Professional Settings. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philology. Journalism, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 1, pp. 39-43. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18500/1817-7115-2020-20-1-39-43


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Peculiarities of Medical Discourse in Professional and Non-Professional Settings

The article discusses structural and functional differences between the medical discourses that are used in professional and non-professional settings. Having analyzed over 51,000 word usages, the authors conclude that the most significant differences are: the organization of the synonymous sets of the hyperonym ‘Disease’, the design of paradigmatic and syntagmatic connections, and the application of slang words and expressions.

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