The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication

1st Edition

Heidi Hamilton, Wen-ying Sylvia Chou

Published October 18, 2016
Reference - 676 Pages
ISBN 9781138284487 - CAT# Y316823
Series: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics


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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication consists of forty chapters that provide a broad, comprehensive, and systematic overview of the role that linguistics plays within health communication research and its applications.

The Handbook is divided into three sections:

  • Individuals’ everyday health communication
  • Health professionals’ communicative practices
  • Patient-provider communication in interaction

Special attention is given to cross-cutting themes, including the role of technology in health communication, narrative, and observations of authentic, naturally-occurring contexts. The chapters are written by international authorities representing a wide range of perspectives and approaches.

Building on established work with cutting-edge studies on the changing health communication landscape, this volume will be an essential reference for all those involved in health communication and applied linguistics research and practice.

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