Structural Assessment of Narratives: Some Issues and Illustrative Data

Olness, Gloria (2006) Structural Assessment of Narratives: Some Issues and Illustrative Data. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Assessment of discourse production in aphasia has historically depended upon elicited samples of discourse, for their presumed predictability and test-retest reliability, even though spontaneous narratives may hold more ecological validity. Using a within-subjects design across both elicited and spontaneous narrative retellings, overall narrative superstructure was found to be robust across both elicitation types, although evidence for difficulties with management of main event line and evaluation (Labov & Waletzky, 1967) were revealed only in the spontaneous retellings, as a function of aphasia severity level. Results provide insights on the reliability and ecological validity of narrative elicitation and structural analysis.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Rick Hoover
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1750

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