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Tue Feb 16 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Asp, de Villiers

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        1.    Daniel Davies, When Language Breaks Down: Asp, de Villiers

Message 1: When Language Breaks Down: Asp, de Villiers
Date: 11-Feb-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: When Language Breaks Down: Asp, de Villiers
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Title: When Language Breaks Down
Subtitle: Analysing Discourse in Clinical Contexts
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Elissa D. Asp
Author: Jessica de Villiers
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521889780 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521889780 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521718240 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 21.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521718240 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 38.99
Abstract:

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.

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.


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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