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The Latin Component in English Medical Texts and Some of the Possibilities It Offers for Interdisciplinary Integrated Teaching.

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Teaching medical English presupposes knowledge about its vocabulary composition. the role of Latin (and also Greek) elements in the vocabulary can be shown through statistical methods. English medical vocabulary appears to contain two kinds of Latin vocabulary elements: words of Latin origin in the general vocabulary of English and words and terms of multilingual usage. The first group is usually successfully taught in English and Latin courses given to medical students. The other group could be included in the course of English to improve text comprehension. (Author/VWL)

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Author:Laar, Malle
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Date:Jan 1, 1998
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