Mild aphasia: Is this the place for an argument?

Armstrong, Elizabeth and Fox, Sarah and Wilkinson, Raymond (2012) Mild aphasia: Is this the place for an argument? [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Mild aphasia has received sparse attention in the research literature, despite individuals with mild aphasia reporting significant communication disruption (Cruice, Worrall, & Flickson, 2006). While a small number of treatments have been proposed (e.g., Fox, Armstrong, & Boles, 2009; Graham, 2007; Murray, Holland, & Beeson, 1998), the nature of difficulties reported in everyday discourse remains poorly understood. Clinicians are often challenged when confronted with someone who reports difficulties, but scores well on tests and clinical narrative tasks. This study explores conversations of a person with mild aphasia engaging in the complex genre of argumentation. Two related but different frameworks: Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) (Halliday & Matthiessen, 2004) and Conversation Analysis (CA) (Sacks, Schegloff & Jefferson, 1974) were used to provide a multi-level analysis of the content and dynamics of these conversations.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: OSCP Staff 1
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2383

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