The interactional significance of formulas in autistic language
UNSPECIFIED (2003) The interactional significance of formulas in autistic language. In: 9th Meeting of the International-Clinical-Phonetics-and-Linguistic-Association, HONG KONG, PEOPLES R CHINA, MAY 04, 2002. Published in: CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 17 (4-5). pp. 299-307.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0269920031000080046
The phenomenon of echolalia in autistic language is well documented. Whilst much early research dismissed echolalia as merely an indicator of cognitive limitation, later work identified particular discourse functions of echolalic utterances. The work reported here extends the study of the interactional significance of echolalia to formulaic utterances. Audio and video recordings of conversations between the first author and two research participants were transcribed and analysed according to a Conversation Analysis framework and a multi-layered linguistic framework. Formulaic language was found to have predictable interactional significance within the language of an individual with autism, and the generic phenomenon of formulaicity in company with predictable discourse function was seen to hold across the research participants, regardless of cognitive ability. The implications of formulaicity in autistic language for acquisition and processing mechanisms are discussed.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|Journal or Publication Title:||CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS|
|Publisher:||TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 299-307|
|Title of Event:||9th Meeting of the International-Clinical-Phonetics-and-Linguistic-Association|
|Location of Event:||HONG KONG, PEOPLES R CHINA|
|Date(s) of Event:||MAY 04, 2002|
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