A Descriptive Study of Semantic-Pragmatic Language Disorder in Two Adults

Ibiere Ken-Maduako


This paper studies the concept of semantic and pragmatic disorders in adults, using two adults as case study. We shall work within the theoretical framework of semantics, pragmatics and theories on semantic and pragmatic disorders. Our main finding is that this impairment does exist in adults who may exhibit very little obvious disability in their expressive language behaviour but manifest poor conversational and dialogical skills. They have a high tendency of misinterpreting utterances and are very easily misunderstood themselves.

Keywords: Dialogical, disorder, pragmatic, semantic.

DOI: 10.7176/JLLL/60-03

Publication date:September 30th 2019


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