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Title: Auf dem Weg zur Fachsprache
Subtitle: Sprachliche Professionalisierung in der psychiatrischen Schreibpraxis (1800-1939)
Written By: Britt-Marie Schuster
Series Title: Germanistische Linguistik 286

This monograph illuminates the origin and development of psychiatric
terminology from a linguistic perspective. The study begins with the period
around 1800 when the first mental hospitals were founded, then goes on to
describe the consolidation of academic psychiatry at the beginning of the
20th century and ends by elucidating the use of psychiatric terminology
during the Nazi era. The development of a specialized vocabulary and the
kinds and styles of texts specific to psychiatry are presented using case
studies derived from the evaluation of extensive source material.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language History
Historical Linguistics
Language Change
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110231182
Pages: 510
Prices: Europe EURO 129.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110231175
Pages: 510
Prices: Europe EURO 129.95