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„Mówienie za kimś” jako język bez komunikacji
“Talking after somebody”. A Language Without Communication

Author(s): Andrzej Kominek
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Communication studies, Theory of Communication
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: functions of the language;autism;echolalia;self-stimulation functio;

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines “talking after somebody”, i.e. the phenomenon of echolalia which is especially characteristic for low-functioning people with autism. The paper shows that such speech is unintentional and uncommunicative. The language of autistic persons also does not fulfill the causative or persuasive role. It does, however, perform the function of uncoscious self-stimulation for those people. According to therapists, this type of behaviour should be eliminated at all cost.

  • Issue Year: 15/2020
  • Issue No: 30
  • Page Range: 135-148
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish