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Author McCabe, Allyssa
Title Chinese Language Narration : Culture, cognition, and emotion
Imprint Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (221 pages)
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Series Studies in Narrative ; v.19
Studies in Narrative
Note Chinese Language Narration -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- List of Contributors -- Introduction -- Allyssa McCabe and Chien-ju Chang -- Narrative self-making during dinnertime conversations in Chinese immigrant families -- Jessie Bee Kim Koh and Qi Wang -- Evaluation in Mandarin Chinese children's personal narratives -- Chien-ju Chang and Allyssa McCabe -- Chinese and English referential skill in Taiwanese children's spoken narratives -- Ming-hui Sung and Chien-ju Chang -- Global and local connections in Mandarin-speaking children's narratives -- A developmental study based on the frog story -- Wen-hui Sah -- Socioeconomic differences in Taiwanese children's personal narratives -- Conjunctions, internal state terms, and narrative structures -- Wen-Feng Lai -- A study of narrative development of young Chinese children with specific language impairment aged four to six years -- Fangfang Zhang -- Narratives of Mandarin-speaking patients with schizophrenia -- Ning Hsua, Hintat Cheungb, Enan Wangc and Tai-Li Choud -- Author index -- Subject index
Schizophrenia is characterized by abnormalities in perception and expression. The traditional view of their disordered speech as a reflection of their disorganized thinking (Bleuler, 1950; Kraepelin, 1919/1992) has been questioned for the reason that language and thought are not in total isomorphic relationship. The disordered speech observed in individuals with schizophrenia could be more than a mere thought disorder or a mere language disorder (Harvey & Neale, 1983; McKenna & Oh, 2005). The present study investigated the narrative ability of Mandarin-speaking patients with schizophrenia. A group of 22 patients with schizophrenia as well as 20 normal controls participated in a story-telling task. Participants were asked to narrate three picture-books and their performance was evaluated by a Mandarin version of Narrative Assessment Profile (Tsou, Chang, & Cheung, 2009), which examines eight dimensions of a narrative: topic maintenance, event sequencing, reasonableness, referential skill, background information, evaluation, conjunctive cohesion, and the overall narrative pattern. Lexical choices of connectives (causal connectives and contrastive connectives) as well as verbal predicates (perceptual verbs, psychological verbs, and mental verbs) were also analyzed. Results showed that participants in the schizophrenic group preserved an intact ability to produce basic elements in narratives, performing comparatively well in dimensions of event sequencing and referential skill. However, their performance in the other six dimensions was significantly weaker than the controls. It is proposed that individuals with schizophrenia display an overall lack of structure in narratives, as reported in previous literature (Chaika & Alexander, 1986; Lysaker et al., 2005). They seemed to have difficulties in coping with the communication needs of their listeners,
as revealed by lower scores in reasonableness, background information, and evaluation. Further evidence came from lexical analyses which also showed that the group with schizophrenia used fewer contrastive connectives and mental verbs when telling their stories. Discussions on the implications of these findings are considered
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McCabe, Allyssa Chinese Language Narration : Culture, cognition, and emotion Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c2013 9789027226594
Subject Chinese language -- Rhetoric.;Chinese language -- Study and teaching (Early childhood);Discourse analysis, Narrative
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Alt Author Chang, Chien-ju
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