FRAME REPRESENTATION OF MEDICAL DISCOURSE CONTEXT
The article substantiates the premise that cognitive framing has a noticeable impact on the ways in which spoken medical discourse represented by a medical encounter is structured and verbalized. The main cognitive structures such as referential situations, frames, and scripts underlying speech events of spoken medical discourse are analyzed. The article describes a few features of activation of these structures followed by discourse verbalization. Finally, it outlines the prospects of discourse studies in this field proceeding from its cognitive framing.