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An exploration of pragmatics in autistic spectrum disorder and normal adults and children

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This thesis investigates pragmatic abilities in the language of people with autistic spectrum disorders (‘Autistic Disorder’ as per APA, 2010) and of typically developing children. The thesis introduces a framework describing the levels of pragmatic abilities, and uses this framework to discuss the existing literature, before using it to discuss a corpus of clinical-pragmatic language. The literature review and naturalistic study reveal mixed evidence for pragmatic impairment, in particular r...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Study in Children's Communication Impairments
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
MSc
Level of award:
Masters

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