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Title: Sprache des Schmerzes - Sprechen über Schmerzen [The Language of Pain – Talking about Pain. A Grammatic, Semantic and Coversational Analysis of Expressions of Pain in German]
Subtitle: Eine grammatisch-semantische und gesprächsanalytische Untersuchung von Schmerzausdrücken im Deutschen
Written By: Fabian Overlach
Series Title: Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen 30

The study analyses the linguistic means for expressing pain in German.
Based on written and oral data, mainly from conversations between doctors
and patients, the study analyses the grammatical constructions (e.g. "Ich
habe Schmerzen" [I have pain] or "Mein Bein tut weh" [My leg hurts]) and
develops the patterns deployed by patients with chronic pain to describe
their pain in discourse. This interdisciplinary study is directed towards
linguists, medics and non-experts with an interest in language; it combines
methods from grammar, semantics and conversational analysis, and its
results are read in the context of medical literature.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110205480
Pages: 365
Prices: Europe EURO 98.00
U.S. $ 157.00