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- Samoan; health care providers; language for specific purposes; language instruction
This beginning text emphasizes vocabulary and conversation in the health care environment. Part I includes 37 basic Samoan lessons providing an introduction to the Samoan language using health care vocabulary. Part II includes topical dialogues in health care settings, patient history interviews, emergency care phrases, specialized medical vocabulary, and some advanced readings with vocabulary lists on topics such as atherosclerosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy.