Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Comments are Closed"

Too bad. I wonder why. There was a wonderful post on Language Log related to giving bad news. It is a subject I know a lot about and one that both medical and nursing education have been focusing on. With my background in oncology and having conducted research in hospices, I would have liked to have commented. But their comments are closed? Why? Are they afraid the comments won't be at their level? Well, of course their knowledge of linguistics is amazing, and I'd never deign to comment on one their technical posts. However, in this post do think I know more than they do. Indeed, Mr. (Dr.?) Shuy carried out an ethnographic study... while I gave the bad news.

By the way, anyone is welcome to post comments here!

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