Language in Psychiatry - A Handbook of Clinical Practice - Jonathan Fine†

Language in Psychiatry - A Handbook of Clinical Practice - Jonathan Fine†

The kinds of meanings to be heard

Language in Psychiatry - A Handbook of Clinical Practice - Jonathan Fine†

Jonathan Fine† [+-]
Bar-Ilan University
Jonathan Fine, who died in September 2015, taught in the department of English at Bar-Ilan University. He published studies on the language of psychiatric syndromes including pervasive developmental disorders, schizophrenia, and attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder. His other research includes discourse analysis, systemic functional theory, first and second language acquisition and genre. He edited or authored five books on language in use including Language in Psychiatry: A Handbook of Clinical Practice (Equinox).

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This chapter outlines the meanings conveyed by language since hearers often take disruptions in these meanings as indicating a psychiatric disorder. To notice the unexpected, it is important to have a systematic view of the expected uses of language in context.

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Fine, Jonathan. The kinds of meanings to be heard. Language in Psychiatry - A Handbook of Clinical Practice. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 29 - 88 May 2006. ISBN 9781845533762. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22059. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22059. May 2006

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