The authors of this sociolinguistically oriented study explore the contemporary state of the Slovak language in hospital communication in its graphic and acoustic form. On the basis of acquired written communicates (prepared or unprepared) and acoustic recordings of unprepared speeches, they attempt to find out the contemporary diction of respondents, and especially linguistic-stylistic nature and communication function of the vocabulary used in dialogues between the physicians and patients, as well as in the monological texts. Besides, the study focuses on the characteristics of the hospital communication environment (S. Kukura Hospital in Michalovce) divided into internal (professional, without the participation of the patient) and accommodational (with the participation of the patient).
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.