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Mon Feb 17 2014

Books: Pragmatic Disorders: Cummings

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Feb-2014
From: Helen van der Stelt <Helen.vanderSteltspringer.com>
Subject: Pragmatic Disorders: Cummings
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Title: Pragmatic Disorders
Series Title: Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Published: 2014
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/medicine/physical/book/978-94-007-7953-2

Author: Louise Cummings
Hardback: ISBN: 9789400779532 Pages: 268 Price: Europe EURO 99.99
Abstract:

This wide-ranging survey of the state of the art in clinical pragmatics includes an examination of pragmatic disorders in previously neglected populations such as juvenile offenders, children and adults with emotional and behavioural disorders, and adults with non-Alzheimer dementias. This book makes a significant contribution to the discussion of pragmatic disorders by exploring topics which have a fast-rising profile in the field. These topics include disorders in which there are both pragmatic and cognitive components, and studies of the complex impacts of pragmatic disorders such as mental health problems, educational disadvantage and social exclusion.

This book also presents a critical evaluation of our current state of knowledge of pragmatic disorders. The author focuses on the lack of integration between theoretical and clinical branches of pragmatics and argues that the work of clinicians is all too often inadequately informed by theoretical frameworks. She attempts to bridge these gaps by pursuing a closer alliance of clinical and theoretical branches of pragmatics. It is claimed that this alliance represents the most promising route for the future development of the field. At once a yardstick measuring progress thus far in clinical pragmatics, and also a roadmap for future research development, this single-author volume defines where we have reached in the field, as well as where we have to go next.‚Äč

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Psycholinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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