Pragmatics and SLI Within-Group Variations in Discourse Behaviors Research Article
Research Article  |   August 01, 1993
Pragmatics and SLI
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Holly K. Craig
    University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Julia L. Evans
    Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
  • Contact author: Holly K. Craig, PhD, Communicative Disorders Clinic, University of Michigan, 1111 E. Catherine Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2054. email h0lly_craig@um.cc.umich.edu
Article Information
Normal Language Processing / Language Disorders / Specific Language Impairment / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Language / Research Articles
Research Article   |   August 01, 1993
Pragmatics and SLI
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 1993, Vol. 36, 777-789. doi:10.1044/jshr.3604.777
History: Received August 19, 1992 , Accepted April 7, 1993
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 1993, Vol. 36, 777-789. doi:10.1044/jshr.3604.777
History: Received August 19, 1992; Accepted April 7, 1993

Selected discourse behaviors of children with specific language impairment (SU) presenting expressive (E:SLI) or combined expressive-receptive deficits (E-R:SLI) were compared to each other and to chronological age-mates and younger mean length of utterance (MLU)-matched children with normal-language skills. The two SLI subgroups varied from each other on specific measures of tum-taking and cohesion. These findings imply the need for future normative work with SLI subgroups differing in receptive skill, and indicate that, in the interim, pragmatic research with this population will need to consider potential effects of receptive language status when interpreting variations in outcomes for discourse-based variables.

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