Coherence in Psychotic Discourse (Oxford Studies in by Branca Telles Ribeiro

By Branca Telles Ribeiro

This attention-grabbing research explores the methods of building coherence within the discourse of a thought-disordered sufferer. Ribeiro analyzes the discourse among a physician and a sufferer who's lower than an acute psychotic difficulty, after which later, whilst the sufferer is deemed recovered. Ribeiro appears to be like at how the individuals together identify referential that means, and the way subject coherence is accomplished or breaks down. She then considers how the individuals show superordinate messages, metamessages, and the way the sufferer indications and assesses the body of speak. Ribeiro concludes that psychotic discourse, whereas incoherent at the point of subject, will be coherent on one other level--that of body. utilizing sociolinguistic discourse research, conversational research, and body research, with a dose of concept from modern cognitive psychology, Ribeiro's ebook demonstrates the significance of contextualization in interplay.

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She did not respond to any call, but mumbled unintelligibly and performed little rituals. She would sometimes turn to the wall and caress it, speaking incomprehensibly. When the doctor took her back to the ward, she offered some resistance and kept stopping along the way. In the meeting that took place sometime later on the same day, Doctor Edna tried to follow the standard routine for medical-psychiatric interviews. She later reported that she had tried to do a regular interview by asking routine-type questions; however, "the patient's behavior conflicted with a pre-established interview format.

She stated that Jurema's case was singled out for recording because of the difficulty of making a proper diagnosis. " The doctor reported that Jurema's behavior for the first two weeks was 24 Coherence in Psychotic Discourse "bizarre and difficult to describe. In her own ways she somehow established contact with me. . " Assuming an extremely regressed stance, Dona Jurema would often call the doctor "little mother" or "mama". "2 In 1987 Doctor Edna and I held a viewing session at the psychiatric institute.

And] uses contrastive voice pitches . . " In the admitting interview Dona Jurema also makes use of different modes of communication—nursery rhymes, church songs, or chanting. She often uses speech play that recalls the rhythm of children's lore and jingles. While the tunes are reminiscent of Brazilian children's songs, the lyrics are made up by the patient. Her speech shows gross changes in prosody. She may use a very high pitch in certain segments and alternate to a low pitch in another stretch of talk.

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