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ERIC Number: EJ818386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0093-934X
Communicative Impairment in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Complete Pragmatic Assessment
Angeleri, R.; Bosco, F. M.; Zettin, M.; Sacco, K.; Colle, L.; Bara, B. G.
Brain and Language, v107 n3 p229-245 Dec 2008
The aim of the present study was to examine the communicative abilities of traumatic brain injury patients (TBI). We wish to provide a complete assessment of their communicative ability/disability using a new experimental protocol, the "Assessment Battery of Communication," ("ABaCo") comprising five scales--linguistic, extralinguistic, paralinguistic, context and conversational--which investigate all the main pragmatic elements involved in a communicative exchange. The ABaCo was administered to 21 TBI subjects and to a control group. The results showed that performance by TBI patients was worse than that of controls on all scales; moreover they showed a trend of increasing difficulty in understanding and producing different pragmatic phenomena, i.e., standard communication acts, deceits and ironies, whether such phenomena are expressed through the linguistic or extralinguistic modality. (Contains 4 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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