The Aphasiology Archive
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
    

Discourse Markers Used by a Person with Aphasia: Effects of Conversation Partner Training

Hickey, Ellen and Scott, Stephanie and Spicer, Rhonda
Discourse Markers Used by a Person with Aphasia: Effects of Conversation Partner Training. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

This study describes the discourse markers used by a person with aphasia in
conversations with two student volunteers before and after multi-modality
communication training. Discourse markers used by the person with aphasia were
identified in three 10-minute pre- and three post-training conversations with each student.
Types of discourse markers used included: initiation, affiliation, termination,
reorientation, and participant role markers (Simmons-Mackie and Damico, 1996).
Results indicated no statistically significant differences in rates of discourse markers used
by the resident in post-training conversations. Strategies used by the resident to produce
the above discourse markers are described. Clinical implications are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1603
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
Additional Information:ABSTRACT ONLY. No full text available.