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Shaping Minds

A discourse analysis of Chinese-language community mental health literature

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  • Author(s): Guy Ramsay 1
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    Affiliations: 1: The University of Queensland
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Date November 2008
  • e-Book ISBN: 9789027290830
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/dapsac.32

Abstract

Mental illness is an increasing concern of government health services across the globe. It is timely, therefore, that community education about mental illness is subject to discourse analysis. <i>Shaping Minds</i> explores how the psychoeducational message is presented to Chinese-speaking audiences in China, Taiwan and Australia. The book uniquely examines community education materials in a language rarely examined by discourse analysts, but which is nevertheless spoken by around a fifth of the world’s population and constitutes an important ‘minority’ language throughout the Western world. The book identifies the discursive features that characterise the Chinese-language texts and analyses them cross-culturally, highlighting the impact of cultural traditions, political systems and dominant conceptions of society. These insights into how Chinese-language community health pamphlets and handbooks are positioned to shape the minds of readers will engage both discourse analysts and mental health professionals providing services to Chinese-speaking communities across the globe.

Subjects: Pragmatics; Sino-Tibetan languages; Discourse studies

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