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Imperatives in Swedish medical consultations
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2359-4046
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2017 (English)In: Imperative Turns at Talk: The design of directives in action / [ed] Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Liisa Raevaara, Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017, 299-324 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter investigates the use of imperative-formatted directives in Swedish medical consultations. The specific focus of the chapter is the division of labor between straight, non-modulated imperative turns and imperative turns which are modulated with a discourse particle or some other verbal mitigating device. The results show that non-modulated imperative turns are embedded in diagnostic work, nominating subsequent actions in a series. Orientations to projected trajectories of action and the other participant’s expectations are clearly present when modulated imperative turns are produced; they are also frequent in the opening and closing routines of the consultations. Thus, there is a link between routinized and projectable actions and the use of imperatives with a pragmatic modulating element.

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John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017. 299-324 p.
Series
Studies in Language and Social Interaction, ISSN 1879-3983 ; 30
Keyword [en]
Swedish, pluricentric languages, Finland Swedish, modulated imperative turns, non-modulated imperative turns, diagnostic activity, series of actions, routine actions, medical consultations, discourse particles
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-146147DOI: 10.1075/slsi.30.10linISBN: 9789027226402 (print)ISBN: 9789027265524 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-146147DiVA: diva2:1135673
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Interaction and variation in pluricentric languages (IVIP)
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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M12-0137:1
Available from: 2017-08-23 Created: 2017-08-23 Last updated: 2017-08-25Bibliographically approved

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