Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communication Studies and University Honors
Communication, Metaphor, Abused women, Adult child abuse victims, Sexual abuse victims, Conversation analysis
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.
Dixon, Christafien, "Conversations of Abuse Against Women" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 400.