Lexical knowledge and lexical use in autism
Perkins, Michael R., Dobbinson, Sushie, Boucher, Jill, Bol, Simone and Bloom, Paul. (2006) Lexical knowledge and lexical use in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol.36 (No.6). pp. 795-805. ISSN 0162-3257Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0120-3
One aspect of autistic language that has been infrequently researched is vocabulary and the conceptual knowledge underpinning individual words or word types. In this descriptive study we investigate anomalous vocabulary use in a 70,000-word corpus of conversational autistic language and examine evidence that concept formation, and hence vocabulary, is abnormal in autism. Particular attention is paid to the expression of artifact and temporal concepts which some believe may develop abnormally in autism. Little evidence is found of anomalous use of artifact terms, though errors with temporal (and also spatial) expressions are relatively common. We discuss why this may be and consider several potential explanations for why underlying lexical knowledge in autism may not necessarily be reflected in lexical use.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders|
|Publisher:||Springer New York LLC|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 795-805|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
|Grant number:||Grant R000223199|
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