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Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient
An Interactional Sociolinguistic Study

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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521023184

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  • This book presents an interactional sociolinguistic approach to the progressive communicative breakdowns typical of Alzheimer's disease. The language used in open-ended, naturally occurring conversations between the author and one elderly female Alzheimer's patient over four-and-a-half years is investigated in an attempt to understand how the patient's communicative abilities and disabilities are related, how they change, and how they are influenced by the behavior of the healthy interlocutor.

    • In-depth study of communicative breakdown over time of one Alzheimer's patient
    • Of interest to academic linguists and psychologists but also to practitioners in speech pathology
    • Sees language disability as human problem within multiple linguistic and social contexts
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521023184
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.307kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Communicative profile of Elsie
    3. Questions
    4. Responses
    5. Conclusions and implications

  • Author

    Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton, Georgetown University, Washington DC

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