Realizations of Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases in Professional Medical Texts in English Language
University of Nis, Faculty of Medicine, Serbia
Prepositions and prepositional phrases play an important role in the professional medical register in English and they are very abundant. Realization of the prepositions in medical texts could cause difficulties to non-native English language speakers scientists. The subject of this paper is prepositions with their meanings (single and multiple). Preposition cannot appear independently and therefore we treated it together with its prepositional complement with which it forms prepositional phrases. In this paper we were not focused on the prepositional phrase functions within other sentence structures (phrases or clauses) but on internal relationship between preposition and its complement, especially on prepositions and prepositional phrase meanings in professional medical texts.
preposition, prepositional phrase, medical discourse