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Pragmatic ability and disability as emergent phenomena

Perkins, Michael R (2005) Pragmatic ability and disability as emergent phenomena. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 19 (5). pp. 367-377. ISSN 1464-5076

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Abstract

A holistic approach to pragmatic ability and disability is outlined which takes account both of the behaviour of individuals involved in the communicative process, and also of the underlying factors which contribute to such behaviour. Rather than being seen as resulting directly from a dysfunction in some kind of discrete pragmatic ‘module’ or behavioural mechanism, pragmatic impairment and also normal pragmatic functioning are instead viewed as the emergent consequence of interactions between linguistic, cognitive and sensorimotor processes which take place both within and between individuals.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.
Keywords: Pragmatics; Pragmatic impairment; Emergence; Compensatory adaptation
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > Department of Human Communication Sciences (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mick Perkins
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 16:26
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699200400027155
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1080/02699200400027155
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1125

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