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Investigation of the linguistic construction of Identity in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

Keegan, Louise C. and Ball, Martin J. and Müller, Nicole
Investigation of the linguistic construction of Identity in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

This study looks at the linguistic expression of identity or sense of self in individuals with a traumatic brain injury or blast injury sustained on military deployment.  Data is obtained from everyday conversations the participants undergo with their usual communication partners.  Methods described by systemic functional linguistics are used in order to analyse this conversational data and the focus of analysis is on the ideational meanings created and interpersonal metafunction in describing how the exchange of information results in the construction of an individual’s identity or sense of self.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2279
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)