Discourse Analysis in Adults With and Without Communication Disorders: A Resource for Clinicians and Researchers

Coelho, Cherney, and Shadden
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Carl Coelho, Leora R. Cherney, and Barbara B. Shadden

Details: 341 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-375-3

Publication Date: 30/07/2022

Discourse Analysis in Adults With and Without Communication Disorders: A Resource for Clinicians and Researchers provides state-of-the-art information about discourse analysis with sections on Aging, Aphasia, Cognitive Communication Disorders, and Neurodegenerative Diseases. The three renowned editors are actively engaged in the area of discourse. Expert clinical researchers introduce and organize each section, and chapters are authored by leaders involved in discourse research worldwide.

Discourse is considered the most natural unit of language. Effective production of discourse requires complex interactions among linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities that are sensitive to even mild disruption in any one of these elements. This book covers the examination of discourse in adults with acquired communication disorders, including selecting elicitation tasks, streamlining transcription processes, expanding analysis methods, and translating findings for treatment application.

Key Features 

  • Provides a global perspective on discourse assessment for clinicians
  • Dedicated chapters on aging, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere disorder, primary progressive aphasia, Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • PluralPlus online ancillary resources with clinical transcripts and additional materials


Discourse Analysis in Adults With and Without Communication Disorders builds upon years of research in discourse analysis and clearly describes how to apply the many options for analyzing discourse to a wide array of clinical populations. Understanding our patients’ discourse provides valuable insights into their cognition and communication. This text provides a ramp for those of wanting to avail ourselves of these essential but underutilized tools to improve our clinical and research practices. I’ve already dog eared two chapters reviewing discourse and conversation assessment after brain injury.”
–McKay Moore Sohlberg, PhD, University of Oregon (November 2022)

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