Coherence in psychotic discourse by Branca Telles Ribeiro

By Branca Telles Ribeiro

This interesting research explores the methods of building coherence within the discourse of a thought-disordered sufferer. Ribeiro analyzes the discourse among a physician and a sufferer who's below an acute psychotic main issue, after which later, while the sufferer is deemed recovered. Ribeiro seems to be at how the individuals together determine referential that means, and the way subject coherence is accomplished or breaks down. She then considers how the contributors express superordinate messages, metamessages, and the way the sufferer signs and assesses the body of speak. Ribeiro concludes that psychotic discourse, whereas incoherent at the point of subject, should be coherent on one other level--that of body. utilizing sociolinguistic discourse research, conversational research, and body research, with a dose of idea from modern cognitive psychology, Ribeiro's ebook demonstrates the significance of contextualization in interplay

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The most common formal address form in Brazilian Portuguese is tide + first name (Dona Jurema = Mrs. Jurema). Since there is no such form in English, the translation would be Mrs. Cardozo. In the book I kept the original term of address. 2. Jurema starts out by calling "Ivete," her sister's maid. This form triggers "Idete," her sister. At different moments in the interview, Jurema summons either one of these two characters. Neither is present. " The last three forms are nicknames. 3. In this interview the doctor and the patient keep their sitting positions and shift minimally from what Scheflen calls baseline postures (1973:29).

Eileen O'Reilly asked. 'The medicine does it and prayer does it,' Miss Frumkin said. ' " During a crisis the patient's behavior may shift dramatically. On being admitted to the hospital, under extreme tension and agitation, Coherence in Psychotic Talk 17 Miss Frumkin says: "I'm not a nut. I have something wrong with my brain" ([1982] 1983:25). In Dona Jurema's case, the really aberrant speech is to some degree under the patient's control—at least it is somewhat variable, as the analysis will demonstrate.

6 The preceding discussion points to some problematic issues commonly associated with the diagnostic concept of thought disorder. As indicated by researchers, it is indeed a misnomer. Regarding this study, the term does not apply. In part, this book addresses Rochester and Martin's request for research on the need for "systematic descriptions of the discourse failures" in terms of language-based variables. To this end, topic analysis will be used to examine the structure of the content of talk: how referents arc introduced in the discourse and negotiated in interaction.

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