7. The Construal of Terminal Illness in Online Medical Texts: Social Distance and Semantic Space
Meriel Bloor [+]
University of Warwick
This paper is concerned with the lexicogrammar of death and life, focusing in particular on the language used in online medical information on the prognosis of diseases. In it, I discuss some work on the language of living and dying and raise questions about how social context influences the construal of sensitive human experiences.