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Besides contextual factors discount 0.5mg dutasteride amex, language use in medical settings is also markedly affected by the code and the channel of its communica- tion purchase dutasteride 0.5 mg on line, that is, on the one hand, the genres and text-types which are typically associated with the transmission of given contents, and, on the other, the medium employed for such communicative events. Focus on medical discourse This volume investigates how context- and medium-based factors may influence medical communication, both in synchronic and diachronic terms. Death, plagues, diseases have always been a cause of major concern, panic and terror, as is witnessed by many literary works from the past cen- turies (Virgil, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Shakespeare and many others wrote about epidemics), which were directly inspired by such power- ful feelings. These works evidence the fascination such collective apprehension generates and, at the same time, they contribute to the establishment of given views within a specific culture. Based on the assumption that language can contribute to raising fears, the chapter examines the rhetorical techniques and processes used to construct the expression of fear, first by designing a model which diachronically illustrates the evolution of the interpretation of pandemics over time and the type of fear they generate (accounting for such parameters as ‘what is to be feared? Another diachronic investigation into the ways language was used in the medical domain in order to shape up notions and frame them into cognitive terms so as to either justify or stigmatize, or 16 Michele Sala / Stefania M. With a special focus placed on the use of given expressions, metaphors and concepts by authors promoting competing views of the nature and significance of epidemics (either aligning with the Church of England’s official view or with the Puritan interpretation of the phenomenon), this chapter investigates some crucial dynamics of the ethics of medical communication about plague. The analysis illustrates how different authors − when con- fronted with devastating epidemics in both economic, demographic and social terms − exploited and manipulated discursive resources to promote either resistance to or compliance with medical treatments and public orders. The corpus-based investigation involves the analysis of two English subcorpora: on the one hand an expert-to-expert communication corpus; on the other hand, an expert- semiexpert/non-expert communication corpus. The analysis reveals that the amount and type of biomedical variants employed in each biomedical register is not only dependent upon situational factors, but also upon the writers’ intention of the recipients’ level of knowledge in each situational context. By examining variants in the two sub- corpora, the author identifies regular semantico-syntactic patterns in variant formation corresponding to each register. For instance, in the expert-to-expert register, the type of variants preferred are acronyms, whereas in the expert-semiexpert/non-expert type of communication, there is greater exploitation of terminological variants implying a re- formulation of terms composed of Greek and Latin roots than bio- medical denominations.

T. Elber. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.