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Speaking in ellipses: The effect of a compensatory style of speech on functional communication in chronic agrammatism

Ruiter, Marina and Kolk, Herman and Rietveld, Toni
Speaking in ellipses: The effect of a compensatory style of speech on functional communication in chronic agrammatism. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

The study reported here investigated whether a compensation therapy could stimulate and automatise the production of ellipses in Dutch-speaking, chronically agrammatic speakers (N = 12). Ellipses (e.g. everybody inside) are syntactic frames that contain fewer grammatical morphemes than full sentences. We hypothesised that the continuous use of ellipses increases participants’ functional communication skills, because the linguistic impairment is circumvented, at least for the greater part. The results of the present study suggested that when elliptical style is applied regularly, chronically agrammatic speakers get their message across more efficiently - and nonetheless effectively - when compared

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2099
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.