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Writing about caring: Discourses, genres and remediation in elder care
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
Södertörns högskola.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, ISSN 2040-3658, Vol. 8, no 2, 123-143 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we discuss the results of a study within the project Language work as care work. The study focuses on the documentation practices of carers and assistant nurses within three elder care facilities in Sweden. The aim is to explore how representations of work and work content are remediated and recontextualised in some of the key written genres in the nursing home. In this process different discourses, and thus different versions of the practice of caring, are promoted and restrained. In order to show how the literacy practices and written text genres of elder care construe different meanings of caring we closely examine four key genres in the communicative chain and analyse them in terms of genre and discourse. The data discussed here was collected in an ethnographic study lasting eighteen months, using participant observation, qualitative interviews and collection of key texts as the main tools.

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London: Equinox Publishing, 2011. Vol. 8, no 2, 123-143 p.
Keyword [en]
elder care, literacy practice, discource, genre, remediation
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210712DOI: 10.1558/japl.v8i2.123OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210712DiVA: diva2:664123

Utgivningen har försenats till år 2013. (Publication has been delayed to 2013.)

Available from: 2013-11-14 Created: 2013-11-14 Last updated: 2013-11-19Bibliographically approved

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