Integrating the participants' perspective in the study of language and communcation disorders: Towards a new analytical approach

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Abstract

This book presents a new analytical approach that will advance the establishment of a new discourse within the study of language and communication disorders. Instances of recurring aphasia and acquired brain injury are discussed in an empirical observation study through a theoretical lens that combines Integrational linguistics, Ethnomethodology and Conversation analysis and Practice theory. In doing so, this interdisciplinary analysis adds a person-centered perspective to existing ethnographic approaches. It addresses a significant gap in our understanding of the social/communicative/interactional consequences of brain injury for everyday life by focusing on the practical problems that individuals with communication difficulties and acquired brain damage - and their care-takers, family and friends - have to solve in everyday life, and how they solve them. This innovative work will appeal to health and social care practitioners and care-givers, in addition to scholars of health communication, cognitive, psycho- and sociolinguistics.
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This book presents a new analytical approach that will advance the establishment of a new discourse within the study of language and communication disorders. Instances of recurring aphasia and acquired brain injury are discussed in an empirical observation study through a theoretical lens that combines Integrational linguistics, Ethnomethodology and Conversation analysis and Practice theory. In doing so, this interdisciplinary analysis adds a person-centered perspective to existing ethnographic approaches. It addresses a significant gap in our understanding of the social/communicative/interactional consequences of brain injury for everyday life by focusing on the practical problems that individuals with communication difficulties and acquired brain damage - and their care-takers, family and friends - have to solve in everyday life, and how they solve them. This innovative work will appeal to health and social care practitioners and care-givers, in addition to scholars of health communication, cognitive, psycho- and sociolinguistics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Pivot
Edition1
Number of pages155
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-78633-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-78634-6
StateE-pub ahead of print - 10 Apr 2018
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

    Research areas

  • language psychology, Multimodality, Practice studies, Practice theory, integrationism, integrational linguistics, Aphasia, Autism, Ontology, Language, Communication, ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, Charles Goodwin, Theory of mind, Participants' perspective
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