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“Transmission of Significance”: On the Use of Evaluative Devices by African-American Narrators with Aphasia

Olness, Gloria Streit and Kohn, Brittney and Garner, Jacqueline
“Transmission of Significance”: On the Use of Evaluative Devices by African-American Narrators with Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Recent research on the use of narrative evaluative devices has offered one window into the delicate balance between communicative competence and linguistic impairment in narrators with aphasia.  This study examines how a group of African-American narrators with and without aphasia manages a set of evaluative devices thought to be sensitive to the presence of aphasia, as sampled across multiple common discourse elicitation tasks.  Findings hold implications for approaches to discourse assessment that tap the ability of aphasic narrators to “transmit significance” of key information in their stories.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2268
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)