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Evidence of Pragmatic Impairments in Speech and Proverb Interpretation in Schizophrenia.

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Schizophrenia has been suggested to involve linguistic pragmatic deficits. In this study, two aspects of pragmatic ability were assessed; comprehension and production. Drawing on relevance theory and Gricean implicatures to assess shared attention and interpretation in a linguistic context, discourse samples and proverb interpretation were transcribed from recorded interviews with patients with schizophrenia and control subjects. The productive aspect of implicatures was assessed by quantifyi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10936-014-9298-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Publisher:
Springer US Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
4
Pages:
469-483
Publication date:
2015-08-05
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EISSN:
1573-6555
ISSN:
0090-6905
URN:
uuid:3089d702-6279-44b6-9c86-0496cfc34888
Source identifiers:
463344
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pubs:463344

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