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Structural Assessment of Narratives: Some Issues and Illustrative Data

Olness, Gloria
Structural Assessment of Narratives: Some Issues and Illustrative Data. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Assessment of discourse production in aphasia has historically depended upon elicited samples of discourse, for their presumed predictability and test-retest reliability, even though spontaneous narratives may hold more ecological validity. Using a within-subjects design across both elicited and spontaneous narrative retellings, overall narrative superstructure was found to be robust across both elicitation types, although evidence for difficulties with management of main event line and evaluation (Labov & Waletzky, 1967) were revealed only in the spontaneous retellings, as a function of aphasia severity level. Results provide insights on the reliability and ecological validity of narrative elicitation and structural analysis.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1750
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.