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Book: Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics

Chapter: 13. Motivated selection in verbal art, ‘verbal science’, and psychotherapy: When many methods are at one

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.19473


From the research project undertaken by this team (and outlined below), it emerged that the ‘semantic drift’ of unconscious patterns of meaning making is something that an experienced therapist ‘reads off’ from the interaction. Furthermore, it seems probable that it is in responding to a bandwidth of latent patterns in the structure of discourse that psychotherapists find the motivation for the semiotic techniques their practice propounds as theory.

Chapter Contributors

  • David Butt ( - butt) 'Macquarie University'
  • Caroline Henderson-Brooks ( - Henderson-Brooks6276) 'University of Western Sydney'
  • Alison R. Moore ( - moore) 'University of Wollongong'
  • Russell Meares ( - Meares1668989760) 'University of Sydney'
  • Joan Haliburn ( - Haliburn1035703775)
  • Anthony Korner ( - Korner944569968)
  • Roy Eyal ( - Eyal1698931816)