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LOPEZ GOMEZ, Eugenio Jesús; CABRERA SUAREZ, Mayra Esther; PEGUDO SANCHEZ, Agustín Gerónimo  and  CRUZ CAMACHO, Lisvette. Main syntactic problems in scientific texts of the professors of the Hygiene and Epidemiology career. Rev EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2012, vol.4, n.3, pp.73-85. ISSN 2077-2874.

The objective of this article is to characterize the process and outcomes of a research work, it was motivated by the occurrence of different syntactic problems found in the speech of professionals of Villa Clara Health Technology Faculty, which have an incidence in written scientific documents. The sample comprises eight scientific works that were written by professors of the Hygiene and Epidemiology career, which were presented in provincial, territorial and international events from 2010 to 2011. The methods and techniques applied made possible to systematize, analyze and perceive the registered common data, this allowed arriving at reliable conclusions. It could be stated that this professionals know the generalities of the scientific language; however, they unconsciously have syntactic problems which affect the clarity and quality of the scientific document. Consequently, Professional upgrading actions and norms related to the writing of scientific documents are proposed.

Keywords : syntactic problems; scientific writing; health professionals.

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