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Title:Echolalia as a communicative strategy : a Kleefstra-Syndrome case study
Authors:Mazzaggio, Greta (Author)
Work type:Unknown ()
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:Echolalia – immediate or delayed – is the stereotyped and mechanical repetition of words and phrases produced by others. Experts used to view echolalia as a defect to eliminate; however, current research has shown that often imitation may serve a purpose for children with linguistic deficits. This study’s goal is to assess whether echolalia has communicative value; such purpose is achieved through the analysis of spontaneous speech and delayed echoes uttered by a 13- years-old boy officially diagnosed with Kleefstra Syndrome. Since there are no linguistic studies yet regarding this syndrome, this study may shed new light on a specific linguistic strategy that people with this syndrome might use. Based on the functional categories described by Prizant (1983), we analyzed the echolalic speech produced by this teen with the aim of demonstrating the pragmatic value behind those repetitions.
Keywords:communication, delayed echolalia, immediate echolalia, Kleefstra-Syndrome
Year of publishing:2019
Number of pages:str. 405-427
Numbering:Vol. 5, 5
COBISS_ID:76853763 Link is opened in a new window
ISSN on article:2421-7220
DOI:10.13128/QULSO-2421-7220-25975 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:Quaderni di linguistica e studi orientali
Shortened title:Quad. linguist. studi orient.
Publisher:Firenze university press
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