Date of Award

5-28-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communication Studies and University Honors

Department

Communication

First Advisor

David Ritchie

Subjects

Communication, Metaphor, Abused women, Adult child abuse victims, Sexual abuse victims, Conversation analysis

DOI

10.15760/honors.462

Abstract

The author's interest in this topic stems from experience interning at a local women and children's shelter. The author explores the communication individuals use when discussing abuse against women by analyzing the metaphors among those conversations. To begin, examples were gathered 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.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20362

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