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Communication strategies used by 'good' versus 'poor' speaking partners of individuals with aphasia

Simmons-Mackie, Nina and Kagan, Aura
Communication strategies used by 'good' versus 'poor' speaking partners of individuals with aphasia. Aphasiology, 13(9-11), 1999, pages 807-820.

Abstract

Ten nonaphasic volunteers and 10 individuals with aphasia were assigned to dyads and videotaped in conversation. Judges ranked each volunteer in the videotaped conversations from 'best' to 'worst' communication partner. The two best and two worst interactions were submitted to detailed analysis using Conversation Analysis (CA) methodology. Discourse devices and resources employed by speaking partners in the dyads were identified. Results abstracted from the CA were compared to contrast discourse characteristics between the high ranked and low ranked partners. Specific strategies identified and implications for aphasia intervention are discussed.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:CONVERSATION ANALYSIS
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1154
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1998 : 28th : Asheville, NC : June 1998)
Conference Date:June 1998
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:13
Number:9-11
Pages:807-820
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Alternative Locations:http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0268-7038&volume=13&issue=9&spage=807, http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/026870399401894
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