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Mild aphasia: Is this the place for an argument?

Armstrong, Elizabeth and Fox, Sarah and Wilkinson, Raymond
Mild aphasia: Is this the place for an argument?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Mild aphasia has received sparse attention in the research literature, despite individuals with mild aphasia reporting significant communication disruption (Cruice, Worrall, & Flickson, 2006). While a small number of treatments have been proposed (e.g., Fox, Armstrong, & Boles, 2009; Graham, 2007; Murray, Holland, & Beeson, 1998), the nature of difficulties reported in everyday discourse remains poorly understood. Clinicians are often challenged when confronted with someone who reports difficulties, but scores well on tests and clinical narrative tasks.

This study explores conversations of a person with mild aphasia engaging in the complex genre of argumentation. Two related but different frameworks: Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) (Halliday & Matthiessen, 2004) and Conversation Analysis (CA) (Sacks, Schegloff & Jefferson, 1974) were used to provide a multi-level analysis of the content and dynamics of these conversations.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2383
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)