A1 Journal article – refereed

Recipient participation in conversations involving participants with fluent or non-fluent aphasia




List of Authors: Laakso Minna, Godt Sisse

Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC

Publication year: 2016

Journal: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics

Journal name in source: CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS

Journal acronym: CLIN LINGUIST PHONET

Volume number: 30

Issue number: 10

Number of pages: 20

ISSN: 0269-9206

eISSN: 1464-5076

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2016.1221997


Abstract
The present study compares the ways in which conversational partners manage expressive linguistic problems produced by participants with fluent vs. non-fluent aphasia. Both everyday conversations with family members and institutional conversations with speech-language therapists were examined. The data consisted of 110 conversational sequences in which the conversational partners addressed expressive aphasic problems. Most problems of the speaker with fluent aphasia were locally restricted phonological and word-finding errors, which were immediately repaired. In contrast, the sparse expression of the speaker with non-fluent aphasia was co-constructed by conversational partners in long negotiation sequences to establish shared understanding. Some differences between recipient participation in everyday and institutional conversation were found. The results emphasise the relevance of the nature of the expressive linguistic problems on participation in interaction. They also add to the clinical knowledge of handling aphasic problems in conversation. This knowledge can be used for developing interaction-focused intervention.

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