This text offers an analysis of one patient's experience of agoraphobia. In this collaboration between a clinical psychologist and a linguist, the authors propose a view of agoraphobia as a communicative disorder. In a marriage of psychology and linguistics, the book argues that for all its frustrations as an instrument, language is potent, the primary medium for symbolizing constructions of reality.
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(235mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Harvard University Press
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Author Biography - Lisa Capps
Lisa Capps was Assistant Professor of Psychology at Berkeley. Elinor Ochs is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Jerome Bruner is University Professor at New York University and the author of many books, including Acts of Meaning; On Knowing; The Process of Education; and Toward a Theory of Instruction (all published by Harvard).