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Language, Corpus and Empowerment
Applications to deaf education, healthcare and online discourses





ISBN 9780367870911
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
262 Pages

 
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction



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



Appendices



Index

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Author(s)

Biography

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