On the intersection of phonetic detail and the organisation of interaction: clinical connections

Gareth Walker, John Knox Local

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The analysis of language use in real-world contexts poses particular methodological challenges. We codify responses to these challenges as a series of methodological imperatives. To demonstrate the relevance of these imperatives to clinical investigation, we present analyses of single episodes of interaction where one participant has a speech and/or language impairment: atypical prosody, echolalia and dysarthria. We demonstrate there is considerable heuristic and analytic value in taking this approach to analysing the organization of interaction involving individuals with a speech and/or language impairment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-783
Number of pages14
JournalClinical linguistics & phonetics
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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