Linguistic characteristics of AAC discourse in the workplace

  title={Linguistic characteristics of AAC discourse in the workplace},
  author={Eric Friginal and Pamela Pearson and Laura Di Ferrante and Lucy Pickering and Carrie M. Bruce},
  journal={Discourse Studies},
  pages={279 - 298}
This study examines linguistic co-occurrence patterns in the discourse of individuals with communication impairments who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices in the workplace by comparing them to those of non-AAC users in similar job settings. A typical workweek (≈ 40 hours) per focal participant (four AAC; four non-AAC) was recorded and transcribed to create a specialized corpus of workplace discourse of approximately 464,000 words at the time of this analysis. A… Expand

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