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Claiming Power in Doctor-Patient Talk (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)

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Nancy Ainsworth-Vaughn studied stories, topic control, "true" questions, and rhetorical questions in 101 medical encounters in US private-practice settings. In exceptionally lucid and accessible style, Ainsworth-Vaughn explains how power was claimed by and co-constructed for both patients and doctors (previous studies have focused upon doctors' power). The discourse varied along a continuum from interview-like talk to conversational talk. Six chapters are organized around data and include extended examples of actual talk in detailed transcription; four of these data-oriented chapters focus upon dynamic, moment-to-moment use of speech activities in emerging discourse, such as doctors' and patients' stories that co-constructed selves, and a patient's sexual rhetorical questions. Two more chapters offer non-statistical quantitative data on the frequency of questioning and sudden topic changes in relation to gender, diagnosis, and other factors. Contributing to discourse theory, Ainsworth-Vaughn significantly modifies previous definitions for topic transitions and rhetorical questions and discovers the role of storytelling in diagnosis. The final chapter provides implications for physicians and medical educators.

About the Author

Nancy Ainsworth-Vaughn is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University. She is also the author of Current Topics in Language (1976).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195096064
Author:
Ainsworth-Vaughn, Nancy
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Ainsworth-Vaughn, Nancy
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Oral communication
Subject:
Physician & Patient
Subject:
Anthropological linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Anthropological Linguistics
Subject:
Physician and patient
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics
Series:
Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 halftones
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.100 x 6.000 in 0.800 lb

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