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Ling 101: Power and Agency

Welcome back!

At this point, we’ve covered a good amount of ground on the basics of healthcare discourse analysis.

Namely we’ve talked about how linguistics:


But what about power and control?


In this next Ling 101 mini-lesson, we take a look at a component of discourse analysis that you might have heard of- agency. In this video, we share how patients and physicians use agency to describe actions and thoughts, and even who or what may have the power.




Can you think of a time where you’ve heard an HCP or patient use a form of agency?
Share below!




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