Speaking in ellipses: The effect of a compensatory style of speech on functional communication in chronic agrammatism

Ruiter, Marina and Kolk, Herman and Rietveld, Toni (2010) Speaking in ellipses: The effect of a compensatory style of speech on functional communication in chronic agrammatism. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The study reported here investigated whether a compensation therapy could stimulate and automatise the production of ellipses in Dutch-speaking, chronically agrammatic speakers (N = 12). Ellipses (e.g. everybody inside) are syntactic frames that contain fewer grammatical morphemes than full sentences. We hypothesised that the continuous use of ellipses increases participants’ functional communication skills, because the linguistic impairment is circumvented, at least for the greater part. The results of the present study suggested that when elliptical style is applied regularly, chronically agrammatic speakers get their message across more efficiently - and nonetheless effectively - when compared

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 (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2099

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