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ERIC Number: EJ817247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0269-9206
Collaborative Role Construction in a Conversation with Dementia: An Application of Systemic Functional Linguistics
Muller, Nicole; Wilson, Brent T.
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, v22 n10-11 p767-774 Oct 2008
This study applies the tools provided by Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) to the description of patterns in a conversation between a person with dementia and a person without. It shows how, in the presence of, on the one hand, considerable communicative and cognitive deficits, and on the other, a collaborative interlocutor, a person with dementia succeeds in leading and sustaining a lengthy conversation, and of constructing for himself a positive role in the interaction, namely that of the elder advising a much younger man. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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