Sociolinguistics and Aphasia

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  • Neurolinguistic studies of language processing in aphasic patients have traditionally analyzed phonology, syntax, and lexico‐semantics. We report, using home interviews as a major source of speech data, preliminary sociolinguistic observations of conversations between aphasic patients, their spouses, and an investigator. Examination of illocutionary force, the conversational strategies used to maintain discourse, and the cultural integration of speech deficits shows that sociolinguistic fluency may be obtained in spite of phonological, lexico‐semantic, and/or syntactic dysfunction. Copyright © 1991, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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  • Burns AF; Blonder LX; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 165
  • End Page

  • 177
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  • 1
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  • 2