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Connected speech and word juncture in typical and atypical speech development

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Idiosyncratic gesture use in atypical language development, and its interaction with speech rhythm, word juncture, syntax, pragmatics and discourse : a case study
This case study of ‘Lucy’, a child aged 4;10 with a Developmental Language Disorder, focuses on a type of idiosyncratic “rhythmic gesture” (RG) not previously reported reported in the literature. A fine-grained qualitative analysis was carried out of video recordings of Lucy in conversation with the first author. This revealed that Lucy's RG was closely integrated in complex ways with her use of other gesture types, speech rhythm, word juncture, syntax, pragmatics, discourse, visual processing and processing demands generally. Indeed, the only satisfactory way to explain it was as a partial byproduct of such interactions. Word juncture and connected speech processes were particularly affected by the presence or absence of an accompanying RG. These findings support the theoretical accounts of gesture which see it as just one component of a multimodal, integrated signalling, and emergentist accounts of communication impairment which regard compensatory adaptation as integral.
10.3109/02699206.2012.714048
English

Primary contributor

Author Sara Howard

Additional contributors

Co-author Michael Perkins
Co-author Hannah Sowden

Additional details

26
10
Yes
0269-9206
Informa
01 October 2012
882-907
London
Post-print
Clinical linguistics & phonetics

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Howard, Sara et al (2012) Idiosyncratic gesture use in atypical language development, and its interaction with speech rhythm, word juncture, syntax, pragmatics and discourse : a case study. Clinical linguistics & phonetics. 26 (10), pp. 882-907 London: Informa.

Vancouver

Howard Sara et al. Idiosyncratic gesture use in atypical language development, and its interaction with speech rhythm, word juncture, syntax, pragmatics and discourse : a case study. Clinical linguistics & phonetics 2012; 26 (10): 882-907.