Publication details [#57900]

Hardin, Karol J. 2013. What goes unsaid: Expression of complaints and advice about health in Eastern Ecuador. Intercultural Pragmatics 10 (4) : 569–541.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper discusses how, after initial doctor-patient cross-cultural misunderstandings in Eastern Ecuador, experience enabled physicians to grasp the meaning of implied information in patient complaints and folk wisdom, which enabled them to diagnose and cure disease adequately.