Pragmatics in Speech and Language Pathology

Pragmatics in Speech and Language Pathology

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The selected contributions in this volume bring together applications of pragmatics in speech and language pathology, as well as discussions of the applicability of different theoretical strands of the study of human linguistic interaction and its cognitive bases to the field of communication disorders. The authors address practical issues in the classification, assessment and treatment of pragmatic disorders both in developmental and acquired contexts. Further major concerns are the theoretical foundations of clinical pragmatics (such as linguistic pragmatics, functional approaches to language analysis, and cognitive science), and the development of clinical pragmatics.there are fundamental problems in the way communication strategies have been approached within the field of aphasia, ... But again every use of language is goal directed, so what makes the use of communication strategies any different from ... Typically, so-called normal communication is seen as trouble-free, unproblematic , and strategies are what we bring into play to deal with communication breakdown. ... So, from this view, repair becomes the central strategic use of language.

Title:Pragmatics in Speech and Language Pathology
Author:Nicole Müller
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2000-01-01


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