In this paper the available literature on the communication skills of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) is reviewed. Current issues regarding diagnosing and understanding disorders with a core social deficit are examined as well as the potential application of sociolinguistic analyses to the study of Asperger Syndrome, such as that provided from within a Systemic Functional Linguistic framework. The need for investigations that address a broader view of "language" and its use in social situations by individuals with AS as opposed to their mastery of syntactic aspects of language, will be discussed.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics|
|Issue number||3 SPEC. ISS.|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|
- Asperger syndrome