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Title: Quantitative metaphor usage patterns in Chinese psychotherapy talk
Authors: Tay, D 
Keywords: Chinese context
Counseling
Log-linear analysis
Metaphor
Psychotherapy
Quantitative methods
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
Source: Communication and medicine, 2017, v. 14, no. 1, p. 51-68 How to cite?
Journal: Communication and medicine 
Abstract: The study of metaphor in psychotherapy is undergoing a 'contextual turn', shifting emphasis from global mechanisms underlying metaphors and therapeutic change to their naturally occurring properties in therapist-patient interaction. While there have been rich qualitative and contextual descriptions of metaphors in psychotherapy, complementary quantitative accounts of metaphor usage patterns over larger amounts of talk have been less forthcoming. This paper reports metaphor usage patterns as associations between key contextual variables which characterize metaphors in a dataset of Chinese psychotherapy talk. A total of 2893 metaphor vehicle terms from 29.5 hours of talk were coded for SPEAKER, FUNCTION, TARGET, PHASE OF THERAPY, and DYAD. A log-linear analysis revealed significant higher order associations (DYAD∗TARGET∗FUNCTION∗PHASEMergeCell DYAD∗FUNCTION∗PHASE∗ SPE AKERMergeCell TARGET∗FUNCTION∗SPEAKER), discussed as usage patterns which bear implications for the psychotherapeutic application of metaphor. Limitations and future research directions are discussed. Copyright
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74500
ISSN: 1612-1783
EISSN: 1613-3625
DOI: 10.1558/cam.27688
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