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LINGUIST List 17.2830

Fri Sep 29 2006

Books: Applied Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Duchan, Kovarsky (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
        1.    Julia Ulrich, Diagnosis as Cultural Practice: Duchan, Kovarsky (Eds)

Message 1: Diagnosis as Cultural Practice: Duchan, Kovarsky (Eds)
Date: 22-Sep-2006
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Diagnosis as Cultural Practice: Duchan, Kovarsky (Eds)

Title: Diagnosis as Cultural Practice
Series Title: Language, Power and Social Process 16
Published: 2006
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110184672-1&l=E

Editor: Judith Felson Duchan
Editor: Dana Kovarsky
Paperback: ISBN: 3110184672 Pages: 307 Price: Europe EURO 32.95 Comment: for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 32.95

This book is about the doing and experiencing of diagnosis in everyday
life. Diagnoses are revealed as interactive negotiations rather than as the
assigning of diagnostic labels. The authors demonstrate, through detailed
discourse analyses, how the diagnostic process depends on power and
accountability as expressed through the talk of those engaged in the
diagnostic process. The authors also show that diagnostic decisions are not
only made by professional experts trained in the art and science of
diagnosis, but they can also be made by anyone trying to figure out the
nature of everyday problems. Finally, diagnostic reasoning is found to
extend beyond typical diagnostic situations, occurring in unexpected places
such as written letters of recommendation and talk about the nature of
communication. Together, the chapters in this book demonstrate how
diagnosis is a communication practice deeply rooted in our culture. The
book is interdisciplinary and unusually broad in its focus.

The authors come from different experiential scholarly backgrounds. Each of
them takes a different look at the impact and nature of the diagnostic
process. The diagnoses discussed include autism, Alzheimer's disease,
speech and language disorders, and menopause. The focus is not only on the
here and now of the diagnostic interaction, but also on how diagnoses and
diagnostic processes change over time. The book can serve as an
undergraduate or graduate text for courses offered in various disciplines,
including communication, sociology, anthropology, communication disorders,
audiology, linguistics, medicine, and disability studies.


Chapter 1
Judith Felson Duchan and Dana Kovarsky

Section 1. Experiencing diagnosis

Chapter 2
Diagnosis as an aid and a curse in dealing with others
Mary L. Foster-Galasso

Chapter 3
A diagnosed life in an institutional setting: Can the dancer walk?
Barbara G. Bokhou

Chapter 4
From diagnostic to aesthetic: Moving beyond diagnosis
Ozum Ucok

Section 2. Doing diagnoses

Chapter 5
Revisiting authority in physician-patient interaction
John Heritage

Chapter 6
"I just wanna know why": Patients' attempts and physicians' responses to
premature solicitation of diagnostic information
Charlotte M. Jones and Wayne A. Beach

Chapter 7
Aggravated resistance to problem formulations in therapy
G. H. Morris

Chapter 8
Learning to diagnose: Production of diagnostic hypotheses in problem-based
learning tutorials
Phillip Glenn and Timothy Koschmann

Chapter 9
Emotion and objectivity in medical diagnosis
Dana Kovarsky, Linda K. Snelling, and Elaine Meyer

Chapter 10
The diagnostic practices of Speech-Language Pathologists in America over
the last century
Judith Felson Duchan

Chapter 11
The diagnosis of deafness in Nicaragua
Laura Polich

Section 3. Reasoning diagnostically

Chapter 12
Documenting awareness of the cultural process of diagnosis: Letters of
recommendation for medical school faculty
Frances Trix

Chapter 13
Speaking about menopause: Possibilities for a cultural discourse analysis
Cindy Suopis and Donal Carbaugh

Chapter 14
The diagnosis of the constituents of communication in everyday discourse:
Some functions, enabling conditions, consequences, and remedies
Christian Nelson

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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