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October 2021

Communicative intentions and language: Evidence from right-hemisphere damage and autism

Journal/Book: Brain Lang. 1999; 70: 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. Academic Press Inc. 29-69.

Abstract: In this review article, it is argued that the wide range of communicative deficits that have been noted in both individuals with damage to the right cerebral hemisphere (RHD) and high-functioning individuals with autism may stem from difficulties appreciating the importance of their interlocutor's communicative intentions (CIs). It is also argued that the abnormal semantic development noted in infants with RHD and autism may be related to difficulties in appreciating CIs as well. Finally, it is suggested that the Cls hypothesis may provide an avenue fur integrating a number of theoretical suggestions that have been made regarding the right hemisphere's contributions to communicative competence.

Note: Article Sabbagh MA, Univ Michigan, 525 E Univ Ave, Ann Arbor,MI 48104 USA

Keyword(s): BRAIN-DAMAGE; INDIRECT REQUESTS; EMOTIONAL CONTENT; COMPREHENSION; CHILDREN; APPRECIATION; ACQUISITION; DISORDERS; DEFICITS; INFANTS


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