Narrative Discourse in Children With Language Disorders and Children With Normal Language A Critical Review of the Literature Featured Article
Featured Article  |   October 01, 1993
Narrative Discourse in Children With Language Disorders and Children With Normal Language
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Betty Z. Liles
    Department of Communication Sciences University of Connecticut Storrs
  • Contact author: Betty Z. Liles, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences, 850 Bolton Road, U-85, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268.
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Language Disorders / Language / Featured Article
Featured Article   |   October 01, 1993
Narrative Discourse in Children With Language Disorders and Children With Normal Language
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, October 1993, Vol. 36, 868-882. doi:10.1044/jshr.3605.868
History: Received November 17, 1992 , Accepted June 4, 1993
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, October 1993, Vol. 36, 868-882. doi:10.1044/jshr.3605.868
History: Received November 17, 1992; Accepted June 4, 1993

This review and analysis of the literature on narrative discourse in children places particular emphasis on children with language disorder. The review (a) describes theoretical perspectives on narrative use, (b) surveys researchers’ rationales for the investigation of narrative ability, (c) discusses methodological issues relevant to narrative research, and (d) concludes with a discussion regarding future research. Specific topics contained within these discussions include contributions from allied disciplines, the pragmatic nature of narrative use, narrative ability as an index of language development, methodological issues in research design, and clinical implications of future research.

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