Name-calling by a child diagnosed with asperger’s syndrome
Rendle-Short, Johanna, Wilkinson, Ray, & Danby, Susan J. (2015) Name-calling by a child diagnosed with asperger’s syndrome. In O'Reilly, Michelle & Lester, Jessica Nina (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Child Mental Health. Palgrave MacMillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, NY, pp. 350-366.
Rendle-Short, Wilkinson, and Danby show how social interaction is directly relevant to maintaining friendships, mental health and well-being, and supportive peer relations. Using conversation analysis, the chapter focuses on conversational participants’ pursuit of affiliation and intimacy from a language as action perspective. It focuses on the use of derogatory naming practices by a 10-year-old girl diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. The analysis shows how derogatory address terms, part of a wider pattern of behaviour evident in this child’s interaction, result in behaviour that might be thought of as impolite or lacking in restraint. It also illustrates how a single case study can draw attention to the context-specific nature of interaction when working with children with Asperger’s Syndrome. The chapter contributes to our understanding of the difficulty in pinpointing, with precision and with clear evidence, what counts as a ‘social interaction difficulty’ due to the context specific nature of interaction.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||mental health, conversation analysis, Aspergers, children, family, siblings, conversation analysis|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Discourse and Pragmatics (200403)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
|Deposited On:||16 Feb 2015 22:33|
|Last Modified:||01 Feb 2016 22:29|
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