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Tseng, Ming-Yu and Grace Zhang. 2018. Pragmeme, adaptability, and elasticity in online medical consultations. Journal of Pragmatics 137 : 40–56.
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This paper assays how medical doctors examined situational affordances when starting online medical consultations (OMC). It discloses a set of discourse features that discern high-rated OMC cases from low-rated ones. It integrates the value factor into pragmeme theory. It proposes that linguistic elasticity awareness may profit health communication training.