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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||The aphasic utterance: A significal perspective|
|Abstract:||On the opportunity to celebrate Welby's centenary of death, I would like to enhance the contribution of her significs - which fortunately reached us, mainly, through the extraordinary effort of Susan Petrilli - to the research developed in the field of neurolinguistics, especially on aphasia. The vital need for signifying underlies all forms of communication - even when language is severely impacted by neurological episodes, as in aphasia states. Traditional approaches usually focus their analyses on what is missing in the linguistic system (generally taken as a code), not only to evaluate language and classify the aphasic into stable categories, but also - and even worse - to base clinical work on those classifications. In the opposite direction, within 'discursive neurolinguistics' (as we have been calling the field we develop), we are interested in all kinds of resources that still remain (verbal and/or non-verbal signs) and aim to help aphasics to develop alternative/creative ways to continue in the discursive flow of signification. The refined terminology postulated by Welby and, mainly, her approach to the concrete processes of signification/interpretation enlighten and ground our reflections, as I intend to illustrate by bringing to this text analyses of some aphasic utterances in the significal perspective.|
|Editor:||Walter De Gruyter Gmbh|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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