Uncovering the extent of the phraseological tendency : towards a systematic analysis of concgrams

Wai Lin Leung, C. Greaves, J.M. Sinclair, Martin John Warren

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic research


Twenty-eight subjects from a university's subject pool were paired on sex, age, severity, and type of stressful or traumatic incident. One subject in each pair was selected to receive EMDR; the experimental partner spent the same amount of time receiving a visual (non-movement) placebo. Subjective units of discomfort (SUD) scores and physiological measurements were taken prior to and following treatment. Analysis of physiological measurements and self-reported levels of stress were performed within and between each group. While the EMDR group showed significant reductions of stress, EMDR was no better than a placebo. This suggests EMDR's specific intervention involving eye movement may not be a necessary component of the treatment protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorpus linguistics
PublisherSage Publications
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)0857029649, 9780857029645
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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