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Vernacular Explanations of Causation in Lay Health Discourse
Few linguistic works exam vernacular terms for health concepts rather than technical medical terms (cf. Rueda-Baclig & Florencio 2003). The prevalence of conversations on food, sleep, exercise, and illness – and the ...
Sugar Makes You Sweet: Polysemy and Cultural Beliefs about Causation
Earlier studies showed some word pairs in health discourse being conflated. If some polysemes are not recognized as fully separate senses, is there a pattern of use showing if speakers feel that experiencing one sense ...