Chapter 9. Cross-Linguistic and Multilingual Perspectives on Communicative Competence and Communication Impairment: Pragmatics, Discourse, and Sociolinguistics

  1. Martin J. Ball Head Past President2,
  2. Dr. Michael R. Perkins Professor founder member Vice-President3,
  3. Dr. Nicole Müller2 and
  4. Sara Howard Senior Lecturer speech-language therapist pathologist President3
  1. Zhu Hua Senior Lecturer Fellow Lecturer and
  2. Li Wei Professor Head

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch9

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

How to Cite

Hua, Z. and Wei, L. (2009) Cross-Linguistic and Multilingual Perspectives on Communicative Competence and Communication Impairment: Pragmatics, Discourse, and Sociolinguistics, in The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (eds M. J. Ball, M. R. Perkins, N. Müller and S. Howard), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135221

Online ISBN: 9781444301007

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Keywords:

  • cross-linguistic and multilingual perspectives and communication development and impairment;
  • sociolinguistics - study of stylistic, dialectal and cultural variations in language use;
  • pragmatics, discourse, and sociolinguistics - key components of communicative competence;
  • cross-linguistic perspective;
  • role of culture - key issue in cross-linguistic research of language and communication impairment;
  • children acquiring culture-specific or context-specific rules governing appropriateness of interaction;
  • communicative competence of multilingual speakers;
  • multilingual speakers with language and communication impairment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Language Use: Pragmatics, Discourse, and Sociolinguistics

  • Cross-Linguistic Perspective

  • Multilingual Perspective

  • Conclusion

  • References