• Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen


The chapter introduces the aim and topic of this book. Instances of recurring aphasia and acquired brain injury are discussed in an empirical observation study through a theoretical lens that combines integrational linguistics, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, and practice theory. The integrational linguistic concept of integrational proficiency is foregrounded throughout this book by Harris (Integrationist notes and papers 2006–2008, Bright Pen, Gamlingay, 2009, p. 71). This study adds a person-centered perspective to existing ethnographic approaches. Thus, person-centeredness in an interaction analysis is discussed and applied in a way which invites scholars, professionals, and impaired individuals and their peers to refocus their perception of aphasia and acquired brain injury.


Interdisciplinarity Analytical person-centeredness Atypical communication Integrationism Practice studies Revisit language disorders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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