Medical communication in L1 and L2 contexts: Comparative modification analysis

@inproceedings{Poel2010MedicalCI,
  title={Medical communication in L1 and L2 contexts: Comparative modification analysis},
  author={Kris van de Poel and Tineke Brunfaut},
  year={2010}
}
Good communicative skills are key to medical professionals; they may even be life saving. Because of a lack of research on migrant doctors (rather than migrant patients) and on pragmatic aspects of doctors’ communication with patients (rather than on strictly linguistic aspects), the present study investigated the pragmatic competence of doctors using an L2 in their clinical setting. By means of discourse completion tasks, L1 and L2 doctors in Belgium and Sweden were studied in terms of how… CONTINUE READING