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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 ...
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 ...