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Conversations with an Alzheimer's patient : an interactional sociolinguistic study, Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton

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Conversations with an Alzheimer's patient : an interactional sociolinguistic study
Title
Conversations with an Alzheimer's patient
Title remainder
an interactional sociolinguistic study
Statement of responsibility
Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease which has major social consequences for the individuals affected and for those who are emotionally and/or physically close to them. The role which language plays in such relationships stands at the center of this book
  • In contrast to traditional analyses carried out by psycholinguists, neurolinguists and speech pathologists, with speech samples elicited in clinical settings, Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton examines language in the life of one elderly female Alzheimer's patient from an interactional sociolinguistic perspective. The language of open-ended, naturally occurring conversations between the patient and the author, over four-and-one-half years, is investigated not only in an attempt to understand how the patient's communicative abilities and disabilities are related to each other and how they change over time, but, importantly, how they are influenced by both preemptive and reactive communicative behaviors on the part of the patient's healthy interlocutor
  • This "personal and particular" study of conversations with one Alzheimer's patient is offered as a humanistic approach to language loss. It is one in which communicative breakdowns are analyzed, not separately from details about the patient, her conversational partners, and the setting, nor from relevant social facts which may influence interactions; that is, one in which language disability is seen as a human problem within multiple linguistic and social contexts
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Hamilton, Heidi Ehernberger
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Language attrition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Language Disorders
  • Verbal Behavior
  • Aged
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Conversations with an Alzheimer's patient : an interactional sociolinguistic study, Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27974598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780521421010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Conversations with an Alzheimer's patient : an interactional sociolinguistic study, Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27974598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780521421010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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