The language of pain in Applied Linguistics. Review article of Chryssoula Lascaratou's The Language of Pain (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2007)

Sussex, Roland D. (2009) The language of pain in Applied Linguistics. Review article of Chryssoula Lascaratou's The Language of Pain (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2007). Australian Review of Applied Linguisics, 32 1: 06-1-06-14.

Author Sussex, Roland D.
Title The language of pain in Applied Linguistics. Review article of Chryssoula Lascaratou's The Language of Pain (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2007)
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The language of pain in Applied Linguistics. Review article of Chryssoula Lascaratou's The Language of Pain (Amsterdam adn Philadelphia: John benjamins, 2007)
Journal name Australian Review of Applied Linguisics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0155-0640
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 06-1
End page 06-14
Total pages 14
Editor Roever, Carsten
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Monash University ePress
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject CX
200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
Abstract Studies of the language we use to talk about pain – “pain language” – have hitherto been mainly confined to medical disciplines, and there has been little research in the literature in linguistics and applied linguistics. The appearance of a major new study on pain language, Chryssoula Lascaratou’s The language of pain,presents an opportunity for a review of the book in the context of an overview of this highly complex inter-disciplinary field. The quantitative, word-based MsGill Pain Questionnaire is summarized as a diagnostic instrument from the point of view of language, and compared to Lascaratou’s corpus-based investigation of the use of pain language in Modern Greek conversations between doctors and patients. The focus of this research is on the lexico-grammatical structuring of pain language, and the representation of pain in terms of cognitive metaphors.
Keyword pain language
Q-Index Code CX

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
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