LINGUIST List 29.4139

Wed Oct 24 2018

FYI: Book Series “Language, Discourse & Mental Health''

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 23-Oct-2018
From: Laura Cariola <>
Subject: Book Series “Language, Discourse & Mental Health''
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The new book series ''Language, Discourse and Mental Health'' (University of Exeter Press) is a unique resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis, the empirical and theoretical contributions will provide a compelling insight on mental health from a range of perspectives and contexts, including psychotherapeutic communication, public presentations of mental health, literary accounts of lived experiences, and language features associated with specific mental health problems. This interdisciplinary book series will be an essential reference for students, researchers and practitioners in linguistics and communication, education, cognitive science, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, special needs, medicine, nursing, and medical anthropology.

Scope of the Book Series:

The book series is framed in terms of linguistic perspectives that differentiate between communication about mental health (i.e., language performance or use), and the communication of individuals with mental health problems (i.e., language competence or systems) in real-world and research contexts. Such a focus is anticipated to be captured through the following linguistic perspectives: sociolinguistics and sociocultural linguistics, cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics, literary linguistics and stylistics. These can be applied through a range of language-based methodologies, including qualitative methods (e.g., discourse analysis, conversation analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis, narrative analysis, thematic analysis), quantitative methods (e.g., corpus-based approaches, quantitative content analysis), and also experimental methods.

Call for Book Proposals:

The book series ''Language, Discourse and Mental Health'' is accepting book proposals for monographs and edited volumes. To discuss your book proposal, please contact the book series editors.

The book series will launch in spring 2019.

Please distribute widely.

The Editors:

Dr. Laura A. Cariola (Lead Editor)
Dr. Stefan Ecks
Dr. Billy Lee
Dr. Lisa Mikesell

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Page Updated: 24-Oct-2018