Wimmer, in 1982, endeavoured to distinguish common language and language of speciality but the medical speech can common, be specialized if not both at the same time. The fact that a psychiatrist, in the exercise of his practice, address himself to various types of interlocutors, the fellow-members, the patients, the associations of patients *, it is led to adopt several types of speech. In a context external with the medical field, the informative speech, is centered on popularization thus simplified.

Thus, how to define "the medical speech clearly"? How to highlight the intention to communicate of a psychiatrist through written text of popularization? This work proposes to define the typology of the medical sociolect in the psychiatrists within the framework of popularization. By analyses of writings with intention to popularize, we show that the medical sociolect is not built according to a scientific terminology which dictates the bases of the medical terminology. It evolves, it is unstable and cannot escape from the influence from its successive users.

* regrouping of patients and family of patients around the same cause, like the fight against the same disease, generally formalized under the aegis of an association.

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Radioscopy of the psychiatric speech

Anne-Laurence Margérard   Université Jean Moulin Lyon III

Wimmer, in 1982, endeavoured to distinguish common language and language of speciality but the medical speech can common, be specialized if not both at the same time. The fact that a psychiatrist, in the exercise of his practice, address himself to various types of interlocutors, the fellow-members, the patients, the associations of patients *, it is led to adopt several types of speech. In a context external with the medical field, the informative speech, is centered on popularization thus simplified.

Thus, how to define "the medical speech clearly"? How to highlight the intention to communicate of a psychiatrist through written text of popularization? This work proposes to define the typology of the medical sociolect in the psychiatrists within the framework of popularization. By analyses of writings with intention to popularize, we show that the medical sociolect is not built according to a scientific terminology which dictates the bases of the medical terminology. It evolves, it is unstable and cannot escape from the influence from its successive users.

* regrouping of patients and family of patients around the same cause, like the fight against the same disease, generally formalized under the aegis of an association.

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