Research in Clinical Pragmatics

  • Louise Cummings

Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Developmental Pragmatic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gabriella Airenti
      Pages 3-28
    3. Mieke P. Ketelaars, Mariëtte T. J. A. Embrechts
      Pages 29-57
    4. Joanne Volden
      Pages 59-83
    5. Soile Loukusa
      Pages 85-107
    6. Gary E. Martin, Michelle Lee, Molly Losh
      Pages 109-129
    7. Kimberley Docking, Philippe Paquier, Angela Morgan
      Pages 131-164
    8. Stéphanie Caillies
      Pages 165-178
  3. Acquired Pragmatic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Caroline Jagoe
      Pages 181-210
    3. Gloria Streit Olness, Hanna K. Ulatowska
      Pages 211-242
    4. Margaret Lehman Blake
      Pages 243-266
    5. Francesca M. Bosco, Alberto Parola
      Pages 267-290
    6. Lyn S. Turkstra, Adam M. Politis
      Pages 291-322
    7. Jacqueline Guendouzi, Meghan Savage
      Pages 323-346
    8. Angela Roberts, Marie Savundranayagam, J. B. Orange
      Pages 347-377
    9. Thomas Holtgraves, Magda Giordano
      Pages 379-407
  4. Pragmatic Disorders in Other Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Louise Paatsch, Dianne Toe, Amelia Church
      Pages 411-439
    3. Rebecca Greenaway, Naomi J. Dale
      Pages 441-469
    4. Kathleen Scaler Scott
      Pages 471-490
  5. Management of Pragmatic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 491-491
    2. Charlotta Saldert
      Pages 527-558
  6. Recent Developments in Pragmatic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 559-559
    2. Brigitte Stemmer
      Pages 561-585
    3. Louise Cummings
      Pages 587-616
    4. Pamela Snow, Jacinta Douglas
      Pages 617-649

About this book


This is the first volume to present individual chapters on the full range of developmental and acquired pragmatic disorders in children and adults. In chapters that are accessible to students and researchers as well as clinicians, this volume introduces the reader to the different types of pragmatic disorders found in clinical populations as diverse as autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury and right hemisphere language disorder. The volume also moves beyond these well-established populations to include conditions such as congenital visual impairment and non-Alzheimer dementias, in which there are also pragmatic impairments. Through the use of conversational and linguistic data, the reader can see how pragmatic disorders impact on the communication skills of the clients who have them. The assessment and treatment of pragmatic disorders are examined, and chapters also address recent developments in the neuroanatomical and cognitive bases of these disorders.


Adult traumatic brain injury and cognition Autism spectrum disorder and communcation skills Childhood traumatic brain injury and pragmatics Cognitive pragmatics Communication impairment Congenital visual impairment and pragmatic disorders Pragmatic disorders Spina bifida, hydrocephalus, communication disorders cognitive bases of pragmatic impairments communication skills and impairment neuroanatomical bases of pragmatic disorders normal and abnormal pragmatic development pragmatics in emotional and behavioural disorders semantics and pragmatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Louise Cummings
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Arts and HumanitiesNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47487-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47489-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-3807
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-3815
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