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
Insightful and ground-breaking, Language, Corpus and Empowerment is essential reading for anyone undertaking research within corpus linguistics.
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
The Routledge Applied Corpus Linguistics Series is a series of monograph studies exhibiting cutting-edge research in the field of corpus linguistics.
Corpus linguistics is one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing areas of the field of language studies and it is difficult to see a future for empirical language research where results are not replicable by reference to corpus data. The aim of the series is to showcase the latest research in the field of applied language studies where corpus findings are at the forefront of the research.
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