BNC Text G60

Medical consultation. Sample containing about 191 words speech recorded in public context

4 speakers recorded by respondent number C235

PS2CA Ag3 m (No name, age 35, general practitioner) unspecified
PS2CB X f (No name, age unknown) unspecified
G60PSUNK (respondent W0000) X u (Unknown speaker, age unknown) other
G60PSUGP (respondent W000M) X u (Group of unknown speakers, age unknown) other

1 recordings

  1. Tape 098913 recorded on 1993-07. LocationNottinghamshire: Farnsfield ( G P's surgery ) Activity: Doctor/patient interview Consultation

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(PS2CA) [1] What can I do for you today?
(PS2CB) [2] It's me throat at the back er [...] keep and I try to clear it and I can't. [cough]
(PS2CA) [...]
(PS2CB) [laugh]
(PS2CA) [3] [...] worse I should think.
[4] Is it a tickle or a pain or a
(PS2CB) [5] No it it just feels as though You know I can't er can't shift it.
(PS2CA) [6] Right.
[7] Do you actually cough anything up when you
(PS2CB) [8] No.
(PS2CA) [9] [...] it's this horrible feeling.
(PS2CB) [10] Yeah.
(PS2CA) [11] Right.
[12] Does it hurt to swallow?
(PS2CB) [13] [...] No it just feels as though like You know how you get summat stuck in your throat?
[14] That's just
(PS2CA) [15] Aha.
(PS2CB) [16] how it feels like .
(PS2CA) [17] Yeah.
[18] You don't think you have got anything stuck?
(PS2CB) [19] I dunno.
Unknown speaker (G60PSUNK) [laugh]
(PS2CA) [20] You haven't had any bony fish?
[21] Or bits that have gone down the wrong way?
[22] Or As far as you're aware?
(PS2CB) [23] no.
(PS2CA) [24] You've got no problems swallowing?
(PS2CB) [25] No.
(PS2CA) [26] Okay, chin up, open really wide, really really wide.
[27] Stick your tongue out.
[28] ... Ah.
[29] Oh that's interesting, let me have a closer
(PS2CB) [30] Oh.
(PS2CA) [31] look.
[32] Right, really really wide.
[33] Stick your Keep sticking your Keep your tongue out.
[34] Really really wide.
[35] Yes.
[36] Okay, let's try again.
[37] [...] really really wide I won't put that in now [tape change]