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Figurative language processing in atypical populations: the ASD perspective

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Autor: Vulchanova, Mila
Saldaña Sage, David
Chahboun, Sobh
Vulchanov, Valentin
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
Fecha: 2015
Publicado en: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 1-11
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: This paper is intended to provide a critical overview of experimental and clinical research documenting problems in figurative language processing in atypical populations with a focus on the Autistic Spectrum. Research in the comprehension and processing of figurative language in autism invariably documents problems in this area. The greater paradox is that even at the higher end of the spectrum or in the cases of linguistically talented individuals with Asperger syndrome, where structural language competence is intact, problems with extended language persist. If we assume that figurative and extended uses of language essentially depend on the perception and processing of more concrete core concepts and phenomena, the commonly observed failure in atypical populations to understand figurative language remains a puzzle. Various accounts have been offered to explain this issue, ranging from linking potential failure directly to overall structural language competence (Norbury, 2005; Brock...
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/26541

DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00024

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