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Productive Vocabulary across Discourse Types

Fergadiotis, Gerasimos and Harris Wright, Heather and Capilouto, Gilson
Productive Vocabulary across Discourse Types. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

One of the most illuminative predictors of oral performance, lexical diversity (LD), is often neglected or, when used, it is often estimated incorrectly. In this study, we used dedicated software that combines an algebraic transformation model and curve fitting to explore whether there are differences in LD among four types of discourse (procedural discourse, single picture descriptions, story telling, and recounts) and to assess to what extent age influences LD when using each of the aforementioned types of discourse. A LD hierarchy was found with discourse. However, age influenced LD for specific types of discourse. Clinical implications will be discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2126
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.