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Matsuoka, Rieko; Poole, Gregory – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This paper examines the ways in which healthcare professionals interact with patients' family members, and/or colleagues. The data are from healthcare discourses at difficult times found in the manga series entitled Nurse AOI. As the first step, we selected several communication scenes for analysis in terms of politeness strategies. From these…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Health Services, Patients, Health Personnel
Matsuoka, Rieko; Smith, Ian; Uchimura, Mari – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article examines how healthcare professionals use encouragement. Focusing on GAMBARU ["to try hard"], forty-one scenes were collected from healthcare manga. Each scene of encouragement was analyzed from three perspectives; the contextual background of the communication, the relationship with the patients and the patients' response…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Discourse Analysis, Patients, Health Personnel