Psychiatric linguistics? No, thank you

I tend to be sceptical of analyses of the linguistic form in psychiatry. It too often leads to stigmatising conclusions that, for example, patients with certain diagnoses speak ‘ungrammatically’ (I have written about in this post). So, when I saw another article which probes the linguistic form of auditory verbal hallucinations which appeared in my Twitter timeline, I approached it with some caution.

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Ghent’s choices

The University of Ghent has announced transformation of their university into a place where talent feels valued and nurtured. They will no longer partake of the rat race between individuals, departments or universities. They want to foster collegiality, cooperation, well-being of their academic staff. On top of everything else, they want to evaluate them every 5 years, while giving up on the idea that more of everything is necessarily better.

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