Pragmatic Disorders

  • Louise Cummings

Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Louise Cummings
    Pages 1-30
  3. Louise Cummings
    Pages 31-65
  4. Louise Cummings
    Pages 95-128
  5. Louise Cummings
    Pages 129-152
  6. Louise Cummings
    Pages 177-203
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-255

About this book


This wide-ranging survey of the state of the art in clinical pragmatics includes an examination of pragmatic disorders in previously neglected populations such as juvenile offenders, children and adults with emotional and behavioural disorders, and adults with non-Alzheimer dementias. This book makes a significant contribution to the discussion of pragmatic disorders by exploring topics which have a fast-rising profile in the field. These topics include disorders in which there are both pragmatic and cognitive components, and studies of the complex impacts of pragmatic disorders such as mental health problems, educational disadvantage and social exclusion.  

This book also presents a critical evaluation of our current state of knowledge of pragmatic disorders. The author focuses on the lack of integration between theoretical and clinical branches of pragmatics and argues that the work of clinicians is all too often inadequately informed by theoretical frameworks. She attempts to bridge these gaps by pursuing a closer alliance of clinical and theoretical branches of pragmatics. It is claimed that this alliance represents the most promising route for the future development of the field. At once a yardstick measuring progress thus far in clinical pragmatics, and also a roadmap for future research development, this single-author volume defines where we have reached in the field, as well as where we have to go next.​


Autistic Spectrum Disorders Clinical Pragmatics Clinical Pragmatics and Schizophrenia Cognitive Pragmatics Communication disorders Dementia and Pragmatic Disorders Pragmatic Disorders Speech-Language Pathology/Therapy Theory of Mind

Authors and affiliations

  • Louise Cummings
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Arts and HumanitiesNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7953-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7954-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-3807
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-3815
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