The Linguistic Advantage


Linguistics is the science of language and the foundation for understanding all forms of communication.

Dr. Latterman applies linguistic principles in innovative, creative, and powerful ways within the healthcare setting.

She strategically and innovatively draws on principles from:

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Social Psychology
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology

The breadth and depth of a linguist’s training and approach is much different from that of a general communications trainer. Although classes such as bedside manner and how to listen to a patient are being taught, a linguist is able to identify and teach many more crucial elements that make a critical difference in the short-term and long-term outcomes for patients, hospitals, and HCAHPS scores.