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Approaches to Discourse in Dementia by Jacqueline A. Guendouzi

By Jacqueline A. Guendouzi

The qualitative research of obviously happening discourse in neurogenic communique problems, particularly in dementia experiences, has skilled contemporary burgeoning curiosity from wide-ranging disciplines. This multidisciplinarity has been interesting, yet has additional contextual confusion. This new ebook advances the examine of discourse in dementia via systematically exploring and making use of various ways to a similar unfastened conversational info units, gathered and transcribed through the authors. The utilized methodologies and theories contain an invaluable sourcebook for college kids, researchers, and practitioners alike.

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In chapter 4, we examine interactions, and in particular the roles and goals or ends of the speakers, from the perspective of interactional sociolinguistics (IS). Thus, the IS perspective on context is different from that of EC: In IS, context largely refers to the evolving interaction itself as the environment from which multiple speaker roles and goals emerge. IS includes a very wide range of approaches. Our discussion is informed in particular by the work of John Gumperz (1982a, 1982b) and Erving Goffman (1968, 1981) on the interactive construction of identities and DEMENTIA AND ITS DISCOURSES 21 Charles Goodwin’s and Marjorie Harness-Goodwin’s (1992, 2000) investigations of embodied practices and participation.

2 for a more detailed description of our participants). Another characteristic they have in common is that at the time of data collection, all exhibited “classic” symptoms of dementia that increased in severity as our acquaintance with them progressed, but none of them had experienced a recent full neurological or communicative assessment. This would have made them unlikely candidates for research aiming at, for example, differential diagnosis or the differential description of symptoms of disease progression.

Thus, the IS perspective on context is different from that of EC: In IS, context largely refers to the evolving interaction itself as the environment from which multiple speaker roles and goals emerge. IS includes a very wide range of approaches. Our discussion is informed in particular by the work of John Gumperz (1982a, 1982b) and Erving Goffman (1968, 1981) on the interactive construction of identities and DEMENTIA AND ITS DISCOURSES 21 Charles Goodwin’s and Marjorie Harness-Goodwin’s (1992, 2000) investigations of embodied practices and participation.

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