Advisor

Mary E. Gordon

Date of Award

1983

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (110 p.)

Subjects

Interpersonal communication, Youth with mental disabilities

DOI

10.15760/etd.3270

Abstract

Current language theory focuses on how a person communicates within a context (Bates, 1976a). A person's communicative competence depends on how effectively she translates her cognitive and social knowledge into linguistic forms to interact in the specific situation, following pragmatic rules (Prutting, 1982b). Thus, in order to assess a person's language ability accurately, the clinician needs to assess pragmatic skills as well as cognitive, social, and linguistic skills. A person's pragmatic development culminates in the ability to participate in a conversation (Rees, 1978).

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18776

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