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On "Making Points" with Narratives: The Semantics of Prominence Assignment in Narratives of Speakers with Aphasia:

Olness, Gloria and Englebretson, Elise
On "Making Points" with Narratives: The Semantics of Prominence Assignment in Narratives of Speakers with Aphasia:. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

We know much about how narrators with aphasia organize content units in their stories. We know less about how they selectively assign prominence to that content to convey the “point” of a story. This study examines the types of narrative content that are assigned prominence by narrators with aphasia and demographically matched controls. Findings hold implications for designing clinical intervention for “point-making,” the sine qua non of storytelling, and offer a new perspective on how individuals with aphasia express the points of stories, even when the stories may not not structurally intact.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2173
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
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