Reviews

‘Psychiatrists could better help their patients by adding linguistic analysis, which is well introduced here, to listening to their patients.’
Andrew Sims, Royal College of Psychiatrists, The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2008

‘Chapters carefully and in great detail describe the peculiar and abnormal aspects of language use, verbal and nonverbal, that typify neuropsychiatric disorders. The author provides clear-cut examples derived from patients to illustrate the linguistic features that he describes… This book is interesting and stimulating, especially for those psychiatric practitioners who pay attention to and are fascinated by the ever-challenging connections between verbal and nonverbal communications as they characterize and help identify neuropsychiatric disorders.’
Louis A. Gottschalk,MD, PhD, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease,  2007

Fine has a high reputation for publishing across a range of clinical conditions from anxiety states to the Pervasive Developmental Disorders and is possibly the most currently highly qualified professional to write this handbook. He has used everyday language and clear examples of normal and deviant texts to describe and explain problems of intonation, meaning, phonology, grammar and pragmatics. The clinician and general practitioner (general practitioner or Psychiatrist) could open this book and find out forthwith why his/her patient sounds odd.’
Bill Fraser, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Cardiff University

‘This interesting and enlightening book covers the linguistic features of the verbal discourse in patients with psychiatric disorders. Written and edited by an internationally recognized linguist who focuses on psychopathology, this book is a welcome addition to the psychiatric literature… An excellent neew book covering an important manifestation of psychopathology. Psychiatrists interested in improving their clinical skills would benefit from reading this valuable book.’
Michael J. Schrift, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Doody’s Notes, 2007

As it stands, given the research tradition it situates itself in, and the audience/s it targets, the volume serves its purpose very well, and I applaud Fine for moving this research area forward.’
Vaidehi Ramanthan, University of California, Davis, in Applied Linguistics Review, 2008

‘Demonstrates the importance of linguistic abilities in psychiatric intervention. This book presents innovative approaches to listening during psychiatric diagnosis and interventions.’
International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2009

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