ERIC Number: EJ448649
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Ethnography and the Clinical Setting: Communicative Expectancies in Clinical Discourse.
Kovarsky, Dana; Maxwell, Madeline M.
Topics in Language Disorders, v12 n3 p76-84 May 1992
This article describes communicative norms associated with two clinical discourse styles (adult centered and child centered) and explores the ethnographic concepts of thick description and indefinite triangulation in utterance interpretations. Clinicians are urged to evaluate client utterances from multiple communicative perspectives. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme Issue: Changing Paradigms in Language-Learning Disabilities: The Role of Ethnography.