Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age - Sheena Gardner

Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age - Sheena Gardner

7. The Construal of Terminal Illness in Online Medical Texts: Social Distance and Semantic Space

Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age - Sheena Gardner

Meriel Bloor [+-]
University of Warwick
Meriel Bloor is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK. Her publications centre on Systemic Functional Linguistics and critical discourse analysis with applications to specialist registers and English for Specific Purposes. She is currently researching the discourse of medical communication.

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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.

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Bloor, Meriel. 7. The Construal of Terminal Illness in Online Medical Texts: Social Distance and Semantic Space. Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 120-133 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781781792384. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=26114. Date accessed: 12 Dec 2018 doi: 10.1558/equinox.26114. Nov 2016

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