Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, Vol 6, No 2 (2015)

Politeness strategies in response to prompted directives in the preliminary English version of the ABaCO Battery

Boyd H Davis, Jacqueline Guendouzi, Meghan Savage, William L. Blackburn, Mandy Williams
Issued Date: 8 Jan 2016


In this brief report, we analyze responses by unimpaired adults to prompted production of specific directives and requests specified by the Assessment Battery for Communication (ABaCO), finding they identify lay expectations for conversational politeness strategies. This preliminary study allows us to contribute to establishing a fine-grained set of expectations for correct answers by future subjects, as clinicians working with cognitive language impairment may not always have training in or experience with identifying pragmatic subtleties in interactions with persons having impairments such as cerebral lesions.

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DOI: 10.1558/jircd.v7i1.26755


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