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On the relationship between prosody and pragmatic ability in Swedish children with language impairment

Samuelsson, Christina LU ; Nettelbladt, Ulrika LU and Löfqvist, Anders LU (2005) In Child Language Teaching and Therapy 21(3). p.279-304
Abstract
A previous study has shown that Swedish children with language impairment have prosodic problems at different levels oflanguage. The aim ofthis study is to investigate prosodic problems at the discourse level in two ofthe children to see whether they are related to pragmatic problems. Prosodic and pragmatic abilities were assessed by perceptual and acoustic evaluations. The children's

communication checklist (CCC) was used to evaluate the children's pragmatic abilities and analysis ofspontaneous speech samples was made. The results of the perceptual evaluations showed that the children have prosodic problems at the discourse level. The acoustic analysis also provided some support of this result. According to the CCC and the... (More)
A previous study has shown that Swedish children with language impairment have prosodic problems at different levels oflanguage. The aim ofthis study is to investigate prosodic problems at the discourse level in two ofthe children to see whether they are related to pragmatic problems. Prosodic and pragmatic abilities were assessed by perceptual and acoustic evaluations. The children's

communication checklist (CCC) was used to evaluate the children's pragmatic abilities and analysis ofspontaneous speech samples was made. The results of the perceptual evaluations showed that the children have prosodic problems at the discourse level. The acoustic analysis also provided some support of this result. According to the CCC and the analysis ofspontaneous speech samples the children had pragmatic problems. The results support the assumption that

the prosodic problems at the discourse level are related to the pragmatic problems and indicate that the prosodic problems might be secondary to the pragmatic problems. However, far-reaching generalizations can not be made

from this case study of two children. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A previous study has shown that Swedish children with language impairment have prosodic problems at different levels oflanguage. The aim ofthis study is to investigate prosodic problems at the discourse level in two ofthe children to see whether they are related to pragmatic problems. Prosodic and pragmatic abilities were assessed by perceptual and acoustic evaluations. The children's<br/><br>
communication checklist (CCC) was used to evaluate the children's pragmatic abilities and analysis ofspontaneous speech samples was made. The results of the perceptual evaluations showed that the children have prosodic problems at the discourse level. The acoustic analysis also provided some support of this result. According to the CCC and the analysis ofspontaneous speech samples the children had pragmatic problems. The results support the assumption that<br/><br>
the prosodic problems at the discourse level are related to the pragmatic problems and indicate that the prosodic problems might be secondary to the pragmatic problems. However, far-reaching generalizations can not be made<br/><br>
from this case study of two children.},
  author       = {Samuelsson, Christina and Nettelbladt, Ulrika and Löfqvist, Anders},
  issn         = {0265-6590},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {279--304},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Child Language Teaching and Therapy},
  title        = {On the relationship between prosody and pragmatic ability in Swedish children with language impairment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0265659005ct293oa},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2005},
}