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Corpus Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: Investigating 'personification' in first-person accounts of voice-hearing

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Corpus Linguistics and Clinical Psychology : Investigating 'personification' in first-person accounts of voice-hearing. / Collins, Luke; Brezina, Vaclav; Demjén, Zsófia; Semino, Elena; Woods, Angela.

In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 29.04.2022.

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title = "Corpus Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: Investigating 'personification' in first-person accounts of voice-hearing",
abstract = "Triangulating corpus linguistic approaches with other (linguistic and non-linguistic) approaches enhances {"}both the rigour of corpus linguistics and its incorporation into all kinds of research{"} (McEnery & Hardie, 2012: 227). Our study investigates an important area of mental health research: the experiences of those who hear voices that others cannot hear, and particularly the ways in which those voices are described as person-like. We apply corpus methods to augment the findings of a qualitative approach to 40 interviews with voice-hearers, whereby each interview was coded as involving {\textquoteleft}minimal{\textquoteright} or {\textquoteleft}complex{\textquoteright} personification of voices. Our analysis provides linguistic evidence in support of the qualitative coding of the interviews, but also goes beyond a binary approach by revealing different types and degrees of personification of voices, based on how they are referred to and described by voice-hearers. We relate these findings to concepts that inform therapeutic interventions in clinical psychology.",
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