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Interpersonal Metaphor Used in Different Discursive Moves in Reply Posts of an Online Health Forum

  • Bingjun YangEmail author
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Abstract

Online health communities have found to be important healthcare information resources for patients and caregivers through a study of 25,448 websites, for “increased access to online health information can empower patients to manage health better” (Nath et al. in Journal of Medical Internet Research 18(1):e11, 2016: 2).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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