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The Structure of Texts from Herbalist-Client Encounters in Yoruba Traditional Medicine

dc.contributor.authorAdegbite, Wale
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-14T09:52:03Z
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-27T15:00:14Z
dc.date.available2014-11-14T09:52:03Z
dc.date.available2018-10-27T15:00:14Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationAdegbite, Wale (1995). The Structure of Texts from Herbalist-Client Encounters in Yoruba Traditional Medicine. Text 15(2): 271 - 297en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2693
dc.description.abstractUsing data from Yoruba therapeutic communication, this paper describes the structure of texts from herbalist-client encounters in the practice of Yoruba traditional medicine. The study reveals, among other things, that some Yoruba traditional medicine texts have solely dialogical structures which are constituted by diagnostic and prescriptive transactions, while some others combine the dialogical structures above with monological narratives, descriptions, arguments and requests made in divinatory, incantatory and supplicating transactions. It also reveals that the herbalist controls the interaction in the practice of Yoruba traditional medicine and takes very long turns which are used mainly to give information and directives to clients in the practice.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDiscourse structureen_US
dc.subjectYoruba traditional medicineen_US
dc.subjectTurntakingen_US
dc.subjectMovesen_US
dc.titleThe Structure of Texts from Herbalist-Client Encounters in Yoruba Traditional Medicineen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.geographicalNigeriaen_US
dc.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.facultiesArtsen_US
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dc.pages.totalpages27en_US


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