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Die allmähliche Verfertigung der Diagnose im Reden
The Gradual Emergence of a Diagnosis in Discourse: Pre-Diagnostic Statements in Doctor-Patient Interaction

Prädiagnostische Mitteilungen im Gespräch zwischen Arzt und Patient

This book analyses the content of doctors’ statements uttered before the actual diagnosis as well as their linguistic and interactional features andcognitive processes. Prediagnostic statements include the patient in the process of finding a diagnosis but can also aim atguiding the patients’ expectations and creating trust.

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Thomas Spranz-Fogasy, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim / University of Mannheim, Germany.

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