Appreciation of pragmatic interpretations of indirect commands: comparison of right and left hemisphere brain-damaged patients.

@article{Foldi1987AppreciationOP,
  title={Appreciation of pragmatic interpretations of indirect commands: comparison of right and left hemisphere brain-damaged patients.},
  author={Nancy S. Foldi},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={1987},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          88-108
        }
}
Indirect commands can elicit "literal" interpretations, directly reflecting the content and form of the utterance, or "pragmatic" interpretations, incorporating knowledge of paralinguistic, social, or historical cues. The aim of this study was to demonstrate how right brain-damaged (RBD) subjects would perform on judgments of these forms of communication. It was predicted that relative to normal controls or aphasic subjects, the RBD subjects would have significant difficulty appreciating the… CONTINUE READING

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