EFFECTIVE AND CARING LANGUAGE: NURSES’ DUTY 2
This paper explores the presence of convergence or the accommodation process on a
nurse-patient conversation and finds out the party who does the accommodation process of
Howard Giles (2009). The results show that (1) the accommodation process is observed in a
nurse-patient conversation and (2) it is the nurses who “adapt” the language of the patients
during the process.
Keywords: Accommodation, convergence, nurse, patient, Giles