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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Laien-Fachwortgebrauch für die Aufklärung nutzen : das Projekt eines digitalen Varianten-Fachwörterbuchs
Authors: De Nardi, Gianni
Matic, Igor
Steiner, Felix
et. al: No
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-23895
Published in: Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée
Volume(Issue): 1
Issue: No spécial 2021
Page(s): 169
Pages to: 186
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Vereinigung für Angewandte Linguistik in der Schweiz
ISBN: 978-1-716-38864-4
ISSN: 1023-2044
Language: German
Subjects: Language for Specific Purposes (LSP); Communication in specialized domains; Domain-specific vocabulary; Health communication; Informed consent; Internet forum; Experten-Laien-Kommunikation; Gesundheitskommunikation; Fachwortschatz; Aufklärung; Alltägliche Wissenschaftssprache; Laien-Fachwortgebrauch; Internetforum
Subject (DDC): 000: Generalities and science
400: Language, linguistics
Abstract: This contribution addresses obstacles to comprehensibility of specialized vocabulary within informed consent information for laypeople and digital means of overcoming those obstacles. In specific, it is shown that basic concepts of research in information texts represent particular obstacles to comprehensibility. These basic concepts are highly frequent in information texts regarding participation in human research, and a lack of prior knowledge about these concepts can hardly be established textually. As a solution, this contribution focuses on a rarely considered part of expert-layperson communication: the layperson’s use of specialized vocabulary. The layperson's use of specialized vocabulary is introduced as a distinct variable and compared to the expert's use. An analysis of interactions in internet forums shows that laypeople have their own practices in using specialized vocabulary. To make information texts more comprehensible, we argue for replacing expert specialized vocabulary in favor of those variables that are closer to laypersons' everyday life. Finally, we present a digital dictionary of specialized variables that aims to show both expert and layperson variables of specialized vocabulary and to make them productive for information practice.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Informed Consent in verständlicher Form
Aufklärung in verständlicher Form in der Humanforschung
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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