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Alzheimer Talk, Text and Context
Enhancing Communication
Edited by Boyd H. Davis
 
 
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28 Jun 2005
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9781403935328
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30 Apr 2008
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This collection augments clinical inventories of Alzheimer's discourse with an emphasis on how caregivers and researchers can focus on communication enhancement and person-centered care. Specialists from linguistics, speech and communications disorders, gerontology, nursing, and artificial intelligence analyze retained competencies for social and linguistic interaction by speakers with Alzheimer's Disease, keyed to a corpus of naturally-occurring conversation, collected over several years. The contributors examine discourse boundaries and social relationships, gender-cued interaction and life-course analysis, online text by and about Alzheimer's speech, ways Alzheimer's speakers co-construct stories, in more than one language, with caregivers and conversation partners. They explore ways we might help Alzheimer's speakers - and ourselves - communicate better by knowing more about some of the ways they can continue to display their communicative skills, and by designing innovative enhancements and interventions.


Description

This collection augments clinical inventories of Alzheimer's discourse with an emphasis on how caregivers and researchers can focus on communication enhancement and person-centered care. Specialists from linguistics, speech and communications disorders, gerontology, nursing, and artificial intelligence analyze retained competencies for social and linguistic interaction by speakers with Alzheimer's Disease, keyed to a corpus of naturally-occurring conversation, collected over several years. The contributors examine discourse boundaries and social relationships, gender-cued interaction and life-course analysis, online text by and about Alzheimer's speech, ways Alzheimer's speakers co-construct stories, in more than one language, with caregivers and conversation partners. They explore ways we might help Alzheimer's speakers - and ourselves - communicate better by knowing more about some of the ways they can continue to display their communicative skills, and by designing innovative enhancements and interventions.


Reviews

'...this collection is a praiseworthy effort at meeting the challenges of research into dementia from a multi-disciplinary perspective...this is a book I would highly recommend for use by both students and researchers. It provides a useful resource that exemplifies how linguistic approaches can be systematically applied to both written texts and conversational data. Even more importantly, it is underpinned by a concern for integrity of the individual and points to strategies that can be used to improve the communication process in dementia.'  - Jackie Guendouzi, Journal of Sociolinguistics


Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: Some Commonalities
PART I: TALK AND TEXT
There Was an Old Woman: Maintenance of Identity by People with Alzheimer's Dementia; D.Shenk
Evidencing Kitwood's Personhood Strategies: Conversation as Care in Dementia; E.B.Ryan, K.Byrne, H.Spykerman & J.B.Orange
Speak To Me, Listen To Me: Ethnic and Gender Variations in Talk and Potential Consequences in Interactions For People With Alzheimer's Disease; C.Pope & D.N.Ripich
Talking in The Here And Now: Reference and Politeness in Alzheimer Conversation; B.H.Davis & C.Bernstein
Carousel Conversation: Aspects of Family Roles and Topic Shift in Alzheimer's Talk; J.P.Brewer
Alzheimer's Speakers and Two Languages; G.M.J.Nold
So, You Had Two Sisters, Right? Functions For Discourse Markers in Alzheimer's Talk; B.H.Davis
Bad Times and Good Times: Lexical Variation over Time in Robbie Walters' Speech; M.MacLagan & P.Mason
PART II: TEXT AND CONTEXT
Communication Enhancement with Family Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease; K.Byrne & J.B.Orange
Writers with Dementia: The Interplay among Reading, Writing, and Personhood; E.B.Ryan, H.Spykerman & A.P.Anas
Simulating Alzheimer's Discourse For Caregiver Training in Artificial Intelligence-based Dialogue Systems; N.Green
Understanding Text About Alzheimer's Talk; L.Russell-Pinson & L.Moore
Epilogue: The Prism, The Soliloquy, The Couch and The Dance - The Evolving Study of Language and Alzheimer's Disease; H.E.Hamilton
Index


Authors

BOYD H. DAVIS is Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor for Teaching, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA. She teaches and researches in historical and comparative linguistics, with a focus on social and discourse context.