Pragmatics as Interaction

Authored by: Michael R. Perkins

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Communication Disorders

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781848726420
eBook ISBN: 9780203798874
Adobe ISBN: 9781134187416

10.4324/9780203798874.ch8

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Abstract

In this chapter I will provide an assessment and critique of the way in which mainstream conceptualization of pragmatic impairment has been implicitly determined by the use of taxonomies derived from linguistic theory and cognitive neuropsychology, which happen to be particularly suited to quantitative research paradigms, and will argue instead for the advantages of a data-driven qualitative approach.

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