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ERIC Number: EJ562701
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-6765
Speech Acts: Sampling the Social Construction of Mental Retardation in Everyday Life.
Danforth, Scot; Navarro, Virginia
Mental Retardation, v36 n1 p31-43 Feb 1998
Analysis of a sample of 84 speech acts in everyday discourse referring to mental retardation identified four themes: (1) the discourse of category membership, (2) the dichotomy of normal and abnormal, (3) issues of place and space, and (4) fear. Results suggest how speech acts construct mental retardation and devalue individuals with the label. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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