The Contribution of Discourse Markers to Communicative Competence in Aphasia Journal Article uri icon



  • Discourse markers, expressions used to organize conversational interaction, are widely used by speakers in social conversation. An ethnographic investigation of compensatory strategies employed in natural communication by two aphasic subjects revealed a variety of behaviors fulfilling the requirements of discourse markers. The role of discourse markers as compensatory strategies to promote conversation in aphasia is discussed, with descriptive examples drawn from the ethnographic study.

publication date

  • February 1, 1996

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • September 23, 2019 12:08 PM

Full Author List

  • Simmons-Mackie NN; Damico JS

author count

  • 2

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-0360

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-9110

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 37

end page

  • 43


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