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Pragmatic understanding: comprehension of conversation in individuals with and without communication challenges

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Pragmatic processing of language involves inferring a speaker’s intended meaning by integrating their utterance in context. Pragmatics is thought to be dissociable from “core” aspects of language processing, such as vocabulary and grammar, and to be a specific area of difficulty for some individuals, such as autistic people. As there are limitations in current pragmatic assessments, a new Implicature Comprehension Test was developed to specifically measure a person’s ability to process imp...

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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2020-08-06

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