24.5268, Books: Investigating Adolescent Health Communication: Harvey

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Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:15:05
From: Charlotte Rose [charlotte.rose at bloomsbury.com]
Subject: Investigating Adolescent Health Communication: Harvey

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Title: Investigating Adolescent Health Communication 
Subtitle: A Corpus Linguistics Approach 
Series Title: Corpus and Discourse  

Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
	   http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/
	

Book URL: http://bloomsbury.com/uk/investigating-adolescent-health-communication-9781441130709/ 


Author: Kevin Harvey

Electronic: ISBN:  9781441136886 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 74.99 Comment: EPUB eBook
Electronic: ISBN:  9781441146717 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 74.99 Comment: PDF eBook
Hardback: ISBN:  9781441130709 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 75.00


Abstract:

A comprehensive corpus analysis of adolescent health communication is long overdue – and this book provides it. We know comparatively little about the language adolescents use to articulate their health concerns, and discourse analysis of their choices can shed light on their attitudes towards and beliefs about health and illness.

This book interrogates a two million word corpus of messages posted by adolescents to an online health forum. It adopts a mixed method corpus approach to health communication, combining both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Analysis in this way gives voice to an age group whose subjective experiences of illness have often been marginalized or simply overlooked in favour of the concerns of older populations.
 



Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                     Discourse Analysis
                     Text/Corpus Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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