When language breaks down : analysing discourse in clinical contexts / Elissa D. Asp, Jessica de Villiers

Author(s): Asp, Elissa D
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Subjects: Language disorders
Discourse analysis
Alzheimer's disease--Patients--Language
Autism spectrum disorders--Patients--Language
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
LC Classification: R, RC
Physical Description: ix, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Authors: Villiers, Jessica de
Notes: LCCN: 2009044694
ISBN: 9780521889780 (hardback)
ISBN: 0521889782 (hardback)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "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
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
OCLC Number: 465680289
ISBN/ISSN: 9780521889780