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Speech Genres

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Ponomarenko E. A., Gerasimenko Y. A. Symptom and/or complaint: semiotic aspect. Speech Genres, 2016, no. 1(13), pp. 113-119. DOI: 10.18500/2311-0740-2016-1-13-113-119

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811.161.1’22’27

Symptom and/or complaint: semiotic aspect

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Ponomarenko Elena Alikovna, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal university
Gerasimenko Yuriy Anatolievich, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal university
Abstract: 

This article considers the explication of the notions «complaint speech genre» and «symptom» in medical discourse. Communicative system of medical discourse is defined as a combined-type system due to the interaction of nozological and clinical paradigms. In the aspect of a semiotic approach a symptom is treated as a sign means that shows characteristics of three major types of a sign in their relative hierarchy. The article states that human organism represents a system, which includes a sign system, having denotative directionality where pain is one of pathology significants. The reference of pain in patient's speech is complaint.

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Received: 
12.04.2016
Accepted: 
16.05.2016
Published: 
19.07.2016