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Handbook of Qualitative Research in Communication Disorders

ISBN 9781848726437
Published August 19, 2013 by Psychology Press
392 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume provides a comprehensive and in-depth handbook of qualitative research in the field of communication disorders. It introduces and illustrates the wide range of qualitative paradigms that have been used in recent years to investigate various aspects of communication disorders.

The first part of the Handbook introduces in some detail the concept of qualitative research and its application to communication disorders, and describes the main qualitative research approaches. The contributions are forward-looking rather than merely giving an overview of their topic. The second part illustrates these approaches through a series of case studies of different communication disorders using qualitative methods of research.

This Handbook is an essential resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practitioners, in communication disorders and related fields.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Charles Goodwin. Preface by Nancye Roussel. M.J. Ball, N. Müller, R. Nelson, Introduction. Part 1: Qualitative Approaches to Research. J. Duchan, Case Studies in Qualitative Research. N. Simmons-Mackie, Micro and Macro Traditions in Qualitative Research. R. Nelson, K. Adendroth, Ethnography. D. Kovarksy, Ethnography of Communication Disorders Revisited. R. Wilkinson, Conversation Analysis. J. Hinckley, Phenomenology. B. Armstrong, D. Hersh, Grounded Theory. M. Perkins, Pragmatics as Interaction. N. Müller, Z. Mok, L. Keegan, Systemic Functional Linguistics. Part 2: Case Studies in Qualitative Research. A. Ferguson, A Critical Discourse Perspective on Understandings of the Nature of Aphasia. P. Auer, The Limits of Cooperation - Speakership in Interaction with Aphasics. C. Scheffner Hammer, "Life is Hard but I’m Trying:" Understanding the Lives of the Families Speech-Language Pathologists Serve. C. Penn, Intercultural Health Communication: Why Qualitative Methods Matter. J. Tetnowski, S.J. D’Agostino, M. Trichon, A Narrative Study of the Onset of Stuttering. H. Damico, An Investigation of the Process of Meaning Construction during Writing with Language Disordered Children. M.-C. Hallé, G. Le Dorze, A Grounded Theory of Caring Based on the Experience of the Daughter of an Aphasic Woman. M. Fujiki, B. Brinton, It Was 20 Years Ago Today: What We Can Learn from a 20-year Case Study of an Individual with Language Impairment. J. Goldbart, J. Marshall, Using Thematic Network Analysis: An Example Using Interview Data from Parents of Children Who Use AAC. B. Rutter, M.J. Ball, T. Kroll, Interactional Phonetics: Background and Examples. Part 3: Epilogue. J. Guendouzi, Qualitative Research Revisited. J.S. Damico, Aiming for Explication: Reflections on the Qualitative Research Process.

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Martin J. Ball is Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is co-editor of the journal Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics (Taylor & Francis), and the book series Communication Disorders Across Languages (Multilingual Matters). His main research interests include sociolinguistics, clinical phonetics and phonology, and the linguistics of Welsh. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Nicole Müller is Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor of Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her main research interests include: clinical discourse studies and pragmatics, specifically as applied to Alzheimer's Disease; communication disorders and multilingualism; and functional grammar.

Ryan L. Nelson is Assistant Professor, Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor of Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His main research interests include: childhood language disorders, literacy construction and usage, and qualitative research methodologies.


"This is a very important book for clinicians and scientists who have a comprehensive interest not only in understanding language, but in understanding the all-important act of languaging. It is a beautiful tribute to Jack Damico, a treasure that will keep his contributions on the radar screens of all who read it." --Audrey L. Holland, Ph.D., University of Arizona

"Bringing together several of the most brilliant researchers in the field, presenting a wide range of different qualitative methods, this theoretically well-grounded book makes a valuable contribution to our knowledge of human communicative sciences and disorders. It challenges the established view of communicative disorders as something belonging primarily to the individuals with the disorders. The book thus concerns any clinician working with children or adults with communication disorders."--Lena Hartelius, Ph.D., Universtiy of Gothenburg, Sweden