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Ethnomedicine, textuality, multimodal analysis, interaction, Senegal
This article examines the multimodal textuality of a videotaped ethnomedical
encounter between a Senegalese healer and his patient and considers these
findings in light of metadiscourses on healing that were collected in interviews.
The article demonstrates how a cultural figure of the healing process
is precipitated out of patterns of co-occurrence (or "textures") of linguistic,
paralinguistic, and nonlinguistic semiotic devices and suggests that this
approach is well equipped to illuminate ethnomedical practice in Senegal and
Perrino, Sabina, "Intimate Hierarchies and Qur'anic Saliva (Tëfli): Textuality in a Senegalese Ethnomedical Encounter" (2002). Anthropology Faculty Scholarship. 39.