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Sexual abuse victims -- Language -- Content analysis, Abused women -- Language -- Content analysis, Metaphor, Sociolinguistics
I am a senior at Portland State University and my interest in this topic stems from my experience interning at a local women and children’s shelter. Due to this interest I decided to further explore the communication individuals use when discussing abuse against women by analyzing the metaphors among those conversations. To begin I gathered examples of four different forms of text involving this matter, such as survivor blogs, blogs written by the general public discussing the survivor healing process, scholarly articles, and question and answer forums between survivors and therapists.
Dixon, Christafien, "Conversations of Abuse Against Women" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 400.