Integrating the Participants’ Perspective in the Study of Language and Communication Disorders

Towards a New Analytical Approach

  • Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen
    Pages 27-43
  4. Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen
    Pages 45-68
  5. Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen
    Pages 69-93
  6. Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen
    Pages 95-147
  7. Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen
    Pages 149-152
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 153-155

About this book


This book presents a new analytical approach that will advance the establishment of a new discourse within the study of language and communication disorders. Instances of recurring aphasia and acquired brain injury are discussed in an empirical observation study through a theoretical lens that combines Integrational Linguistics, ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis and practice theory. In doing so, this interdisciplinary analysis adds a person-centered perspective to existing ethnographic approaches. It addresses a significant gap in our understanding of the social/communicative/interactional consequences of brain injury for everyday life by focusing on the practical problems that individuals with communication difficulties and acquired brain damage - and their care-takers, family and friends - have to solve in everyday life, and how they solve them. This innovative work will appeal to health and social care practitioners and care-givers, in addition to scholars of health communication, cognitive, psycho- and sociolinguistics.

Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen is a researcher in Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark.


brain injury aphasia Ethnomethodology person centered approach integrationism practice studies linguistic impairment atypical communication lay-oriented strategies clinical discourse Conversation analysis participation ability social exclusion health communication

Authors and affiliations

  • Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Communication & PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

Bibliographic information