On "Making Points" with Narratives: The Semantics of Prominence Assignment in Narratives of Speakers with Aphasia:

Olness, Gloria and Englebretson, Elise (2010) On "Making Points" with Narratives: The Semantics of Prominence Assignment in Narratives of Speakers with Aphasia:. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

We know much about how narrators with aphasia organize content units in their stories. We know less about how they selectively assign prominence to that content to convey the “point” of a story. This study examines the types of narrative content that are assigned prominence by narrators with aphasia and demographically matched controls. Findings hold implications for designing clinical intervention for “point-making,” the sine qua non of storytelling, and offer a new perspective on how individuals with aphasia express the points of stories, even when the stories may not not structurally intact.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 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/2173

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