The authors of this sociolinguistic oriented study explore the contemporary state of the Slovak language in hospital communication in its graphic and acoustic form. On the basis of acquired written communication (prepared or unprepared) and acoustic recordings of unprepared speeches, they attempt to find out the contemporary diction of the respondents, and especially linguistic-stylistic nature and communication function of the vocabulary used in dialogues between the physicians and patients, as well as in monological texts. Besides, the study focuses on the characteristics of the hospital communication environment (S. Kukura: Hospital in Michalovce) divided into internal (professional, without the participation of the patient) and that with accommodations (with the participation of the patient).
F. Ruscak, Katedra kniznicnych a slovakistickych studii, Fakulta humanitnych a prirodnych vied, Presovska univerzita, Presov, Slovak Republic
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