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Exploring the conversation of speakers with agrammatic aphasia: some rehabilitative implications

Maxim, Jane and Beeke, Suzanne and Wilkinson, Ray
Exploring the conversation of speakers with agrammatic aphasia: some rehabilitative implications. In International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

This presentation applies Conversation Analysis (CA) to the phenomenon of agrammatic aphasia. Although mainstream research has done much to characterise the nature of the underlying disorder in agrammatism, most studies have analysed elicited, task-based data by applying the theoretical concepts of a standard grammar. As a result, little is known about the grammar that people with agrammatism use in everyday interaction with habitual conversational partners. There is evidence in the CA literature to suggest that conversational grammar may not mirror the grammar of elicited language samples (Heeschen & Schegloff, 2003). This presentation will investigate the notion that conversation and task-based data do not necessarily reveal the same grammatical phenomena, and will explore the implications for rehabilitation.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:Aphasia, Broca: Agrammatism
ID Code:1682
Conference:International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006)