Review: Gisela Brünner & Elisabeth Gülich (Eds.) (2002). Krankheit verstehen. Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Sprache in Krankheitsdarstellungen [Understanding Illness. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Communication about Illness]

Rudolf Schmitt


GÜLICH and BRÜNNER's book presents different approaches to linguistics, social science, psychosomatics, literary history and therapeutic approaches in the discourse about somatic and mental illness. Some articles are very inspiring; some seem to have a narrow point of view. Many of them converge on the topic of metaphor and the cognitive metaphor theory of LAKOFF and JOHNSON, that enrich the methodical and theoretical repertoire of qualitative research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs020382


health; illness; metaphor; expert-lay-communication


Copyright (c) 2002 Rudolf Schmitt

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