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Interpersonal processes among people with dementia: An application of Systemic Functional Linguistics

Mok, Zaneta and Müller, Nicole
Interpersonal processes among people with dementia: An application of Systemic Functional Linguistics. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Little is known about how people with dementia, in spite of their linguistic and cognitive impairments, build and maintain relationships with other people with dementia. This qualitative study investigates how people with dementia (n=5) use linguistic resources to construct their roles and relationships with other people with dementia in a) talk about others and b) talk with each other. Naturalistic conversations between the participants and also between each participant and the researcher are analyzed using Systemic Functional Linguistics. Results of the study and implications are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2265
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)