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Tue Aug 10 2004

Books: Discourse Analysis: Muntigl

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  1. paul, Narrative Counselling: Muntigl

Message 1: Narrative Counselling: Muntigl

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 14:30:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: Narrative Counselling: Muntigl

Title: Narrative Counselling
Subtitle: Social and Linguistic Processes of Change
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 11

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

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Author: Peter Muntigl, University of Salzburg

Hardback: ISBN: 9027227012, Pages: x, 347 pp., Price: EURO 115.00


What actually happens in counselling interactions?

How does counselling bring about change?

How do clients end up producing new and alternative stories of their
lives and relationships?

By addressing these questions and others, Peter Muntigl explores the
narrative counselling process in the context where it is enacted: the
unfolding conversation between counsellor and clients. Through a
transdisciplinary approach that combines conversation analysis and
systemic functional linguistic theory, Muntigl demonstrates how
language is used in couples counselling, how language use changes over
the course of counselling, and how this process provides clients with
new linguistic resources that help them change their social

This book will be a valuable resource not only for linguists and
discourse analysts, but also for researchers and practitioners in the
fields of counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, and medicine.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements ix 
1. Modeling semiotic change in narrative couselling 1--20 
2. Conversation Analysis 21--46 
3. Systemic functional linguistics 47--105 
4. Logogenesis 107--132 
5. Reformulations as local transformations 133--178 
6. Problem construction 179--232 
7. Problem effacement 233--267 
8. Clients' semiotic repertoires 269--306 
9. Phylogenesis and concluding remarks 307--332 
Notes 333 
References 335--342 
Index 343--346

Lingfield(s):	Discourse Analysis
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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