Aspects of Deixis in the Language of Children with Autism and Related Childhood Psychoses

  • Norma S. Rees
Part of the Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics book series (CALS)


Focus on language as an instrument of communication has recently characterized the study of language and of its development in normal and non-normal populations. When the subject of concern is how sentences actually function in conversation between two or more speakers, the aspect of language known as deixis takes on renewed interest. If spoken sentences are to be fully communicative, they must provide information that allows the listener to relate the content of the utterance to the relevant context; among these contextual factors are person, place, and time. Natural languages universally have mechanisms for indicating these relationships.


American Sign Comprehension Task Speech Event Person Plural Infantile Autism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norma S. Rees
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeUSA

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