Date of Award

5-28-2017

Document Type

Thesis

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.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Communication Studies

Persistent Identifier

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

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