Social Setting, Stigma, and Communicative Competence

Explorations of the conversational interactions of retarded adults

ISBN 9789027225481 (Eur) | EUR 68.00
ISBN 9780915027927 (USA) | USD 102.00
ISBN 9789027279583 | EUR 68.00 | USD 102.00
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Mentally retarded individuals have been studied almost exclusively as clinical entities, not as persons immersed in the stream of social life. This has led not only to a lack of appreciation for the complexity of their lives and concerns, but also to an underestimation and incomplete understanding of their intellectual and linguistic skills. By exploring aspects of the ongoing linguistic and social lives of retarded individuals in various community contexts, this volume contributes to a growing body of literature which attempts to fill in this inadequate picture. In addition, the studies in this volume offer social scientists insights into the way that stigma such as that associated with intellectual and social incompetence affects social groups and influences conversational behavior and language use.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, VI:6] 1985.  vi, 137 pp.
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Hewitt, Lynne E., Judith F. Duchan & Erwin M. Segal
1993. Structure and function of verbal conflicts among adults with mental retardation. Discourse Processes 16:4  pp. 525 ff. DOI logo
Perkins, Tiffany S., Steve Holburn, Kay Deaux, Michael J. Flory & Peter M. Vietze
2002. Children of Mothers with Intellectual Disability: Stigma, Mother–Child Relationship and Self‐esteem. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 15:4  pp. 297 ff. DOI logo
Van Dijk, Teun A.
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Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
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