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ERIC Number: EJ577397
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Understanding Referential Expressions in Context: Use of Common Ground by Children and Adolescents with Mental Retardation.
Abbeduto, Leonard; Short-Meyerson, Katherine; Benson, Glenis; Dolish, Joanna; Weissman, Michelle
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v41 n6 p1348-62 Dec 1998
A study investigated whether 20 individuals (ages 9 to 19) with mental retardation would use "common ground" (i.e., physical copresence, linguistic copresence, and community membership) to resolve verbal referential ambiguity. Both participants and matched-mental-age controls used all sources of common ground, but were less successful in using community membership. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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