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Biomedizin als sprachliche Kontroverse
Biomedicine as a Linguistic Controversy

Die Thematisierung von Sprache im öffentlichen Diskurs zur Gendiagnostik

The German verbs verwerfen, nicht implantieren or abtöten have the same denotations when used in reference to dealing with artificially-inseminated embryos; however, the meanings of these words are respectively different. The book examines, against the background of the debate about the introduction of pre-implantation diagnostics in Germany, the role of linguistic naming– so-called thematizations– in the public sphere. The study shows that these thematizations not only reflect linguistic controversy, but at the same time, precisely mirror the current societal debates.


"Die Studie von Silke Domasch ist damit ein neuartiger Beitrag zur bioethischen und biomedizinischen Debatte und sehr lesenswert."Katrin Bentele in: Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ethik, 4/2008
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