chapter  9
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A candid view of the state of the art of language in the cIinical fjelds reveals two sides of the coin. On the one hand, cIinieians are solidly grounded on philosophical views and theoretical perspectives in the cognitive socialization literature in rendering clinical services that are specifically tailored to each individual's available repertoire. Such services meet the criteria for appropriateness. On the other hand, technicians evidence an orientation toward quick and easyapproaches, dogma, hype, hearsay, anarchy, and authoritarianism; furthermore, such individuals evidence many disconnections from the scholarly cognitive soeialization literature.