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Subject pronoun use by children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
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PMID:  23294224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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In the current study, storytelling and story retelling by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were analyzed to explore ambiguous third-person pronoun use in narratives. Twenty-three children diagnosed with ASD aged 6;1 to 14;3 and 17 typically-developing (TD) children aged 5;11 to 14;4 participated in the study. In the retelling task, no significant difference between the groups was found, suggesting that in less challenging tasks, children with ASD produce third-person subject pronouns appropriately. In the storytelling task, children with ASD produced more ambiguous third-person subject pronouns than did the TD children. The findings suggest a model in which children with ASD show deficits in the pragmatic domain of producing narratives.
Authors:
Rama Novogrodsky
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical linguistics & phonetics     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1464-5076     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Linguist Phon     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802622     Medline TA:  Clin Linguist Phon     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Programs in Deaf Studies, Center for the Study of Communication and the Deaf , Boston University , Boston, MA , USA.
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