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Pragmatic Impairments

Pragmatic Impairments <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Drawing on two recent books, this article addresses the question: "What, properly speaking, is a pragmatic impairment?" It considers three answers, namely (a) that it involves clinical deficiency in the pragmatics module, (b) that it merely requires reduced performance on pragmatic tasks due to some medical condition, and (c) that pragmatic impairment is a deficit in specifically pragmatic abilities. Though the advantages and disadvantages of the three options are considered, no definitive conclusion is proposed.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Review of Pragmatics Brill

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1877-3095
eISSN
1877-3109
DOI
10.1163/187731011X563764
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Drawing on two recent books, this article addresses the question: "What, properly speaking, is a pragmatic impairment?" It considers three answers, namely (a) that it involves clinical deficiency in the pragmatics module, (b) that it merely requires reduced performance on pragmatic tasks due to some medical condition, and (c) that pragmatic impairment is a deficit in specifically pragmatic abilities. Though the advantages and disadvantages of the three options are considered, no definitive conclusion is proposed.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Journal

International Review of PragmaticsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: PRAGMATIC ABILITIES; CLINICAL PRAGMATICS; PRAGMATICS MODULE; PRAGMATIC IMPAIRMENT

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