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Medizinische Gutachten des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts
17th and 18th Century Medical Reports: The Language History of a Specific Text Class

Sprachhistorische Untersuchungen zu einer Textsortenklasse

Medical reports were a major element of medical communication as early as the 17th and 18th centuries. What characterizes such texts? Using a broad-based analytic model from the field of text linguistics, the author investigates specific classes of texts – consultations, court reports, and autopsy reports – in terms of their cultural and scientific history while also identifying their particular linguistic hallmarks.

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Bettina Lindner, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.

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Audience: Academics (linguistics, cultural studies, medical history, history of science)