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Peculiarities of Medical Discourse in Professional and Non-Professional Settings

Rodionova Tatyana Vyacheslavovna, V. I. Razumovsky Saratov State Medical University
Privalova Irina Vladimirovna, V. I. Razumovsky Saratov State Medical University

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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