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Collaborative role construction in a conversation with dementia: An application of Systemic Functional Linguistics
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA, USA.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4405-5340
SUNY Cortland, NY, USA.
2008 (English)In: Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, ISSN 0269-9206, Vol. 22, no 10-11, 767-774 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This study applies the tools provided by Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) to the description of patterns in a conversation between a person with dementia and a person without. It shows how, in the presence of, on the one hand, considerable communicative and cognitive deficits, and on the other, a collaborative interlocutor, a person with dementia succeeds in leading and sustaining a lengthy conversation, and of constructing for himself a positive role in the interaction, namely that of the elder advising a much younger man.

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2008. Vol. 22, no 10-11, 767-774 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128685DOI: 10.1080/02699200801948488PubMedID: 18608251OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-128685DiVA: diva2:931502
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