Integrating the mind - an analysis of the metaphorical terminology in autism research

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Abstract

Traditional approaches study ’communicational problems’ often in a discourse of disabledness or deficitness. With an ontology of communcation as something unique and a presupposed uniqueness of each one of us, this article suggests how an integrationist could approach and help facilitate a new methodological perspective on the study of problems in communication and strive towards a more humanized methodology. The claim is that the standard clinical discourse in relation to e.g. autism covers only an isolated concept of mind and thus of autism. As it is discussed in this article, studies in autism rely on metaphorical terminology, which presupposes that the mind is an impersonal decoding machine.
Translated title of the contributionIntegration af sindet - en analyse af terminologimetaforik inden for autismeforskning
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGuldbæk
PublisherAnvendt Ny Integrationel Lingvistik, 996807
Volume1
Edition1
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-996807-0-2
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2013

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