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Commentary: Words, Voice, Silence

  • Laura SterponiEmail author
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Part of the Culture, Mind, and Society book series (CMAS)

Abstract

Drawing together insights on autistic experience from three essays in this volume—Chapter 5 by Michael B. Bakan, Chapter 6 by Elizabeth Fein, and Chapter 7 by Jurandir Freire Costa and Roy Richard Grinker—this commentary offers a reflection on how semiotic strategies that transcend the referential paradigm can deepen our understanding of autistic communication.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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