Perspectives in Medical English

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Abstract

This volume explores the Italian situation of English for Specific Purposes as employed in a highlyspecialized and exclusive scientific-professional domain: medicine. The papers collected here dealwith both the research and the didactics of English for Medical Purposes (EMP), seen as integratedaspects of the same linguistic phenomenon. The first part outlines the current status of EMPresearch and didactics in Italy, with reflections on the development and usage of EMP (Kim Grego,Paola Baseotto, Roberta Mullini, Elisabetta Lonati, Marianna L. Zummo and TatianaCanziani). The second part offers insights into the present and short-term future of Englishteachingin medicine and health-related degree courses, with contributions by Philippa Mungra,Barbara Cappuzzo, Anthony Baldry, Deirdre Kantz, Fabrizio Maggi, Alessandra Vicentiniand Alessandra Radicchi, Jaana H. Simpanen and Antonella A. Uttila. The wide range ofapproaches considered all underline the importance of promoting research on the different facets ofmedical discourse and its pedagogical implications, while stressing the importance of cooperationbetween linguists and medical experts to improve medical students’ learning opportunities inrelation to their future role as communicators (as clinicians and researchers) in a multicultural andglobal society.
Lingua originaleEnglish
EditorePolimetrica
Numero di pagine278
ISBN (stampa)1974-0603
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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NomeEnglish library: the linguistics bookshelf

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Canziani, T. (2014). Perspectives in Medical English. (English library: the linguistics bookshelf). Polimetrica.