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An Introduction to Language and Communication for Allied Health and Social Care Professions




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ISBN 9780367175313
July 18, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
168 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bringing insights from linguistics to those without a background in this field, An Introduction to Language and Communication for Allied Health and Social Care Professions enables readers to better appreciate the ways in which language functions simultaneously as an instrument to encode and communicate meaning, build and sustain interpersonal relationships, and to express identity. Grounded in the understanding of language as a multifunctional, interactional tool offered by sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis, the book:

  • Provides readers with well-grounded tools that they can use to inform their daily work as well as to reflect upon their own communicative practices and – where necessary – to improve them
  • Features ‘discussion points’ in the form of questions, suggestions for reflection, and small analysis tasks throughout
  • Contains end-of-chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading

An Introduction to Language and Communication for Allied Health and Social Care Professions is ideal as a core or supplementary textbook for students on degrees in public health, social work, social care, nursing, and other allied health professions who are taking courses in communication. It is also an invaluable guide for qualified health and social care practitioners, to support both their professional practice and their continuing professional development.

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. This thing called language
  2. Grammar and words: how we paint the world
  3. Language in use
  4. Talk happens somewhere
  5. Narratives: the power of stories
  6. Intercultural communication
  7. Workplace communication
  8. Meaning as interaction

Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Simone C. Bacchini is Subject Specialist for Arts and Humanities at The British Library. He worked as associate facilitator on the clinical communication module on the medical course at King’s College London. He was guest lecturer in communication on the Relationship-Based Practice in Social Work module Staffordshire University. His research interests include: health communication, Discourse Analysis, sociolinguistics, and Systemic Functional Linguistics.