Discourses of Helping Professions

| Klagenfurt University
| Gesundheit Österreich GmbH
ISBN 9789027256577 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027269430 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Discourses of Helping Professions brings together cutting-edge research on professional discourses from both traditional helping contexts such as doctor-patient interaction or psychotherapy and more recent helping contexts such as executive coaching. Unlike workplace, professional and institutional discourse – by now well established fields in linguistic research – discourses of helping professions represent an innovative concept in its orientation to a common communicative goal: solving patients’ and clients’ physical, psychological, emotional, professional or managerial problems via a particular helping discourse. The book sets out to uncover differences, similarities and interferences in how professionals and those seeking help interactively tackle this communicative goal. In its focus on professional helping contexts and its inter-professional perspective, the current book is a primer, intended to spark off more interdisciplinary and (applied) research on helping discourses, a socio-cultural phenomenon that is of growing importance in our post-modern society. As such, it is of great relevance for discourse researchers and discourse practitioners, caretakers and social scientists of all shades as well as for everybody interested in helping professions.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 252]  2014.  vi, 320 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Discourses of helping professions: Concepts and contextualization
Eva-Maria Graf, Marlene Sator and Thomas Spranz-Fogasy
How practitioners deal with their clients' "off-track" talk
Charles Antaki
Empathic practices in client-centred psychotherapies: Displaying understanding and affiliation with clients
Peter Muntigl, Naomi Knight and Ashley Watkins
The interactional accomplishment of feelings-talk in psychotherapy and executive coaching: Same format, different functions?
Eva-Maria Graf and Joanna Pawelczyk
“Making one’s path while walking with a clear head” (Re-)constructing clients’ knowledge in the discourse of coaching: Aligning and dis-aligning forms of clients’ participation
Marlene Sator and Eva-Maria Graf
Form, function and particularities of discursive practices in one-on-one supervision in Germany
Yasmin Aksu
"I mean is that right?": Frame ambiguity and troublesome advice-seeking on a radio helpline
Ian Hutchby
Professional roles in a medical telephone helpline
Mats Landquist
Anticipatory reactions: Patients’ answers to doctors’ questions
Thomas Spranz-Fogasy
“Doctor vs. patient” Performing medical decision making via communicative negotiations
Tim Peters
Time pressure and digressive speech patterns in doctor-patient consultations: Who is to blame?
Florian Menz and Luzia Plansky
Neurologists' approaches to making psychosocial attributions in patients with functional neurological symptoms
Chiara M. Monzoni and Markus Reuber
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Subject index
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2016. A review of theories of professions, organizations and society: The case for neo-Weberianism, neo-institutionalism and eclecticism: Table 1.. Journal of Professions and Organization 3:2  pp. 170 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014026461 | Marc record