Title

Describing the experience of aphasia rehabilitation through metaphor

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Psychology Press

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Psychology & Social Science

RAS ID

10343

Comments

This article was originally published as: Ferguson, A., Worrall, L., Davidson, B., Hersh, D. J., Howe, T., & Sherratt, S. (2010). Describing the experience of aphasia rehabilitation through metaphor. Aphasiology, 24(6-8), 685-696. Original article available here

Abstract

Background: Previous research into metaphoric expression has suggested that metaphor offers a window into intra-individual conceptions as well as into socio-cultural understandings of illness and recovery. This study explored how people with aphasia, their family members, and their speech-language pathologists described their experiences of rehabilitation through the linguistic resource of metaphor. Aims: This study aimed to compare the perspectives of five people with aphasia, five of their family members, and their eight treating speech-language pathologists by analysing the way they used the linguistic resource of metaphor to describe their experience of aphasia therapy. Methods & Procedures: Interviews with five people with aphasia, five of their family members, and their eight speech-language pathologists were recorded, transcribed, and coded for metaphoric expressions and concepts. Outcomes & Results: Quantitatively across all participants, the metaphorical concepts of JOURNEY, BATTLE, and PRODUCT were the most frequently used metaphoric

DOI

10.1080/02687030903438508

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/02687030903438508