Sum Pok Ting's seminar on the Use of other-repetition in doctor-patient communication in Hong Kong using English as a lingua franca (ELF)
Shawnea Sum Pok Ting, she is a PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her project is about patient-provider communication in Hong Kong with English as a lingua franca (ELF). In a broad sense, English as a lingua franca (ELF) refers the use of English as a communicative medium of choice when participants in an interaction do not share the same first language. In the field of ELF, research is done on how participants in ELF scenarios adopt various pragmatic strategies to negotiate meaning and enhance the progression of the interaction. However, much of existing research has been focusing on the academic and business settings, other settings remain underexplored in different extents. The current presentation will look at one that has yet to be investigated, which is the medical and healthcare setting. In particular, focus will be put on how one particular type of pragmatic strategy, namely other-repetition, is used between doctors and patients in the consultation room. Findings based on video-recordings of naturally occurring consultations will be shared. Implications on future research directions will also be discussed.
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