ERIC Number: ED293333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
Using Patterned Discourse in the Language of Law and Medicine.
Hoppe, Ronald A.; Kess, Joseph F.
A discussion of discourse patterns in the professional interactions of lawyers and physicians suggests that these encounters are programmatic exchanges to which the psycholinguistic rules of processing and inference can be applied. In these professions, the constraints of normal discourse patterns interact with the conventions of giving and getting information in monologues or interviews. It is proposed that discourse analysis be used in such areas to design patterned language protocols for structuring inferential processes for effective communication. Examples are drawn from the communicative needs inherent in giving jury instructions and in conducting a doctor-patient interview. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions. Conference Proceedings; see FL 017 281.