When language breaks down [electronic resource] : analysing discourse in clinical contexts / Elissa D. Asp, Jessica de Villiers
- Asp, Elissa D.
- New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Villiers, Jessica de.
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Introduction to clinical discourse analysis; 2. Theoretical and clinical contexts; 3. Conversation analysis and intonation in English; 4. Grammar; 5. Contexts of culture, context of situation and phase; 6. Study design; 7. Differential diagnosis and monitoring; 8. Cognitive models, inferencing, and affect; 9. Modelling information across domains; Closings remarks.
- "Doctors, nurses, and other caregivers often know what people with Alzheimer's disease or Asperger's 'sound like' - that is they recognise patterns in people's discourse, from sounds and silences, to words, sentences and story structures. Such discourse patterns may inform their clinical judgements and affect the decisions they make. However, this knowledge is often tacit, like recognising a regional accent without knowing how to describe its features. This is the first book to present models for comprehensively describing discourse specifically in clinical contexts and to illustrate models with detailed analyses of discourse patterns associated with degenerative (Alzheimer's) and developmental (autism spectrum) disorders. The book is aimed not only at advanced students and researchers in linguistics, discourse analysis, speech pathology and clinical psychology but also at researchers, clinicians and caregivers for whom explicit knowledge of discourse patterns might be helpful"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780521889780 (hardback) and 0521889782 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-248) and index.
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