Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient by Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton
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Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient
By Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton

Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient

An Interactional Sociolinguistic Study

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Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient by Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton

Book Description

Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease which has major social consequences for the individuals affected and for those people who are emotionally and/or physically close to them. The role which language plays in such relationships stands at the centre of this book. In contrast to traditional analyses carried out by psycholinguists, neurologists and speech pathologists, with speech samples elicited in clinical settings, Heidi 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-a-half years, is investigated in an attempt to understand how the patient's communicative abilities and disabilities are related and how they change over time, and, importantly, how they are influenced by pre-emptive and reactive communicative behaviours on the part of the patient's healthy interlocutor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521421010
ISBN-10: 0521421012
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Mar-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient by Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient, Paperback (November 2005)

Interactional sociolinguistic study of progressive communicative breakdown of an Alzheimer's patient.

Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2000: Linguistics, Language, and the Professions by Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2000: Linguistics, Language, and the Professions, Paperback (May 2002)

The 2000 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics brought together distinguished linguists from around the globe to discuss applications of linguistics to important and intriguing real-world issues within the professions. This title features selected papers from this roundtable meeting.

Language and Communication in Old Age by Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton Language and Communication in Old Age, Hardback (December 1998)

A collection of 14 studies of language and communicative abilities; identity; and social norms, values, and practices in old age. The topics include the relationship between memory and language in the dementia spectrum of depression, Alzheimer Syndrome, and normal aging; Georgia O'Keefe as a case s

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