Language and Schizophrenia (Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe)

Language and Schizophrenia (Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe)


This ebook investigates the functioning of linguistic phenomena, specifically within the quarter of semantics and pragmatics of the language of schizophrenics. via making semantics and pragmatics the first items of this paintings, the writer departs from the conventional process of these psycholinguistic and psychiatric reports which objective to give an explanation for how the language of schizophrenics differs from the typical language. This ebook, however, essentially makes an attempt to supply reasons why this language differs. The shift from description to clarification required the advance of a brand new psycholinguistic strategy and the statement that schizophrenia is a semiotic sickness. The amazing humanistic worth of this publication lies within the sensitivity of the author's method of the mentally ailing and within the idea that the language of schizophrenics is comprehensible, and for this reason, that it truly is attainable to truly comprehend the ailing individual. The social results of this are of great importance for these trying to speak, even if as medical professionals or relatives, with the single in a hundred people who use schizophrenic language. Dr. Wrobel's interpretation of so-called schizophrenic illumination, during which the curtain is torn, at the back of which the essence of items is cancelled and the schizophrenic reaches the center of the which means of every thing, numbers one of the so much apt descriptions of this strange psychopathological phenomenon. Z. Ryn, Professor of Psychiatry

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