A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
The book is an empirical study of naturally occurring talk between
psychotherapist and clients experiencing various anxieties and traumas that
most of us recognize and can relate to. By relying on contemporary theories
about sequential, situated discourse as well as drawing on “praxis” literature, it
aims to investigate how psychotherapy as practice is contextually and
interactionally accomplished. By scrutinizing patterns of language use, which
reflect the core norms of the speech event of psychotherapy, it offers a unique
look into the therapeutic dialogue at the micro level. The book presents a host
of practical guidelines as to how to conduct ethnographic fieldwork at the
(inter)professional research site in order to produce practically relevant findings.
It also addresses the infiltration of therapeutic norms and strategies into new