Social Setting, Stigma, and Communicative Competence

Explorations of the conversational interactions of retarded adults

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Mentally retarded individuals have been studied almost exclusively as clinical entities, not as persons immersed in the stream of social life. This has led not only to a lack of appreciation for the complexity of their lives and concerns, but also to an underestimation and incomplete understanding of their intellectual and linguistic skills. By exploring aspects of the ongoing linguistic and social lives of retarded individuals in various community contexts, this volume contributes to a growing body of literature which attempts to fill in this inadequate picture. In addition, the studies in this volume offer social scientists insights into the way that stigma such as that associated with intellectual and social incompetence affects social groups and influences conversational behavior and language use.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, VI:6]  1985.  vi, 137 pp.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
Sharon Sabsay and Martha Platt
1
2. “About Ostriches Coming Out of Communist China”: Meanings, Functions, and Frequencies of Typical Interactions in Group Meetings for Retarded Adults
Joseph Graffam
9
3. Taking Sides: Resolution of a Peer Conflict in a Workshop for Retarded Adults
Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt
41
4. Displaying Competence: Peer Interaction in a Group Home for Retarded Adults
Martha Platt
75
5. Weaving the Cloak of Competence: A Paradox in the Management of Trouble in Conversations between Retarded and Nonretarded Interlocutors
Sharon Sabsay and Martha Platt
95
Footnotes
117
References
121
Appendix A
125
Appendix B: Transcripts of episodes F, G, and L
129
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  86008240