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Language, Corpus and Empowerment: Applications to deaf education, healthcare and online discourses / Edition 1

Language, Corpus and Empowerment: Applications to deaf education, healthcare and online discourses / Edition 1

by Luke CollinsLuke Collins
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Language, Corpus and Empowerment applies a novel corpus-driven approach to the exploration of the concept of empowerment in healthcare. The book proposes an innovative corpus-based methodology for finding evidence of empowerment in language use, using data from a video intervention delivered to families of deaf children, as well as assessing the effects of the intervention on the family.

Language, Corpus and Empowerment

  • provides a working definition of empowerment which incorporates concepts from linguistics and learning theory;
  • uses corpus analysis to provide evidence of how video interventions can transform people's perspectives;
  • examines this new methodology as a potential tool for analysing conversational data longitudinally and at a case-by-case level;
  • demonstrates how a corpus-based methodological approach can be applied in conjunction with other language-based approaches, such as discourse analysis and conversation analysis, to explore the ways in which complex social processes occur in interaction;
  • makes a valuable development in the assessment of the impact of healthcare interventions and the language of empowerment.

Insightful and ground-breaking, Language, Corpus and Empowerment is essential reading for anyone undertaking research within corpus linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138814400
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/25/2015
Series: Routledge Applied Corpus Linguistics Series
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Luke Collins is a researcher with the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) at the University of Nottingham.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Defining empowerment and finding evidence of it in language

Chapter 2 Assessing interventions for families of hearing impaired children

Chapter 3 Assessing the VIG intervention for evidence of empowerment

Chapter 4 Observations: Indicators of empowerment from the VIG intervention

Chapter 5 Further application of the empowerment model

Chapter 6 Discussion and concluding remarks



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