Pervasive development disorders
Jonathan Fine† [+]
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).
The authors' objective later in this chapter is to identify the language that leads to conclusions of stereotyped interests.