Conversational pauses between persons with aphasia and their spouses

Bustamante, Sophie and Croteau, Claire (2007) Conversational pauses between persons with aphasia and their spouses. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

People with aphasia often exhibit greater than usual frequency and duration of pauses. The manner the spouse reacts to these pauses can have an impact on the following conversation. In order to study pauses, two couples with one member with aphasia were studied in natural conversations which were qualitatively analyzed. Results show that for one couple the husband with aphasia as well as his wife introduced frequent changes of topic following a pause, while for the other couple, the wife appeared to be more tolerant of pauses which permitted to maintain the conversational topic.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2058

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