Understanding of Literal Truth, Ironic Criticism, and Deceptive Praise Following Childhood Head Injury

@article{Dennis2001UnderstandingOL,
  title={Understanding of Literal Truth, Ironic Criticism, and Deceptive Praise Following Childhood Head Injury},
  author={M. Dennis and K. Purvis and M. Barnes and M. Wilkinson and E. Winner},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={2001},
  volume={78},
  pages={1-16}
}
Children with closed head injury (CHI) have semantic-pragmatic language problems that include difficulty in understanding and producing both literal and nonliteral statements. For example, they are relatively insensitive to some of the social messages in nonstandard communication as well as to words that code distinctions among mental states. This suggests that they may have difficulty with comprehension tasks involving first- and second-order intentionality, such as those involved in… Expand
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