Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Sciences
1 online resource (64 p.)
Mentally ill children -- Language, Conversation, Pragmatics
Communication refers to the conveyance of intended messages so that the listeners' attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors are changed. Communication through a language system may be thought of as the integration of the three components of content (semantics), form (syntax), and use (language in context or pragmatics). The corning together of content, form, and use in signs, words, phrases, and discourse is the essence of language development. The synergism of content/form/use makes up language competence, or knowledge. When children speak and understand a message, they have a plan that is knowledge of language and they use that plan for the behavior involved in speaking or understanding messages, (Bates, 1976; Bloom and Lahey, 1978).
Winder, Deidre, "Pragmatic conversational skills of children identified as emotionally disturbed" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4283.