Publication details [#12669]

Wodak, Ruth. 1997. Critical discourse analysis and the study of doctor-patient interaction. In Gunnarsson, Britt-Louise, Per Linell and Bengt Nordberg. The Construction of Professional discourse. (Language in Social Life). Longman. pp. 173–200.
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It is shown how the verbal and non-verbal interaction patterns in an Austrian out-patients' ward are the product of the ward's organization and rules, a hierarchical structure reflected by the discourse.