Pragmatic Assessment Analysis of a Highly Frequent Repeated Utterance Reports
Reports  |   November 01, 1984
Pragmatic Assessment
 
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Reports   |   November 01, 1984
Pragmatic Assessment
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1984, Vol. 49, 368-377. doi:10.1044/jshd.4904.368
History: Received November 4, 1983 , Accepted July 2, 1984
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1984, Vol. 49, 368-377. doi:10.1044/jshd.4904.368
History: Received November 4, 1983; Accepted July 2, 1984

The present study examined the pragmatic role of a frequently repeated utterance, "it's gone," within the multiple context conversational interactions of a 4-year-old specifically language-impaired boy. The data indicate that the phrase was an interactive access strategy to engage his partners in a nonexistence/disappearance game, a frequent type of early mother-child interaction. The assessment and intervention implications of these data are discussed.

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