Echolalia – immediate or delayed – is the stereotyped and mechani- cal repetition of words and phrases produced by others. Experts used to view echolalia as a defect to eliminate; however, current research has shown that often imitation may serve a purpose for children with linguistic deficits. This study’s goal is to assess whether echo- lalia has communicative value; such purpose is achieved through the analysis of spontaneous speech and delayed echoes uttered by a 13- years-old boy officially diagnosed with Kleefstra Syndrome. Since there are no linguistic studies yet regarding this syndrome, this study may shed new light on a specific linguistic strategy that people with this syndrome might use. Based on the functional cate- gories described by Prizant (1983), we analyzed the echolalic speech produced by this teen with the aim of demonstrating the pragmatic value behind those repetitions.
Echolalia as a communicative strategy: a Kleefstra-syndrome case study / Mazzaggio, Greta. - In: QUADERNI DI LINGUISTICA E STUDI ORIENTALI. - ISSN 2421-7220. - 2015:5(2019), pp. -405.
|Titolo:||Echolalia as a communicative strategy: a Kleefstra-syndrome case study|
|Titolo del periodico:||QUADERNI DI LINGUISTICA E STUDI ORIENTALI|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||5|
|Citazione:||Echolalia as a communicative strategy: a Kleefstra-syndrome case study / Mazzaggio, Greta. - In: QUADERNI DI LINGUISTICA E STUDI ORIENTALI. - ISSN 2421-7220. - 2015:5(2019), pp. -405.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|