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[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 111 -157
Assessment Battery for Communication - ABaCo:A new Instrument for the Evaluation of Pragmatic Abilities
Sacco K. , Angeleri R. , Bosco F.M. , Colle L. , Mate D. and Bara B.G. (University of Turin)
The Assessment Battery for Communication (ABaCo) is a new clinical instrument for the evaluation of communicative abilities in patients with neuropsychological and psychiatric disorders, such as aphasia, right hemispheric damage, closed head injury, autism and schizophrenia. ABaCo consists of 5 scales, investigating comprehension and production of linguistic and extralinguistic acts, paralinguistic expressions, appropriateness with respect to discourse and social norms, and management of conversation. Validity measures (content and construct validity) and reliability measures (inter-rater reliability and internal consistency) were computed. The experts' content validity evaluations indicate an excellent match between test items and the measurement of pragmatic abilities, as well as the suitability of the battery for both children and adults. Regarding the other psychometric measures, computed on 390 normal children in different age groups, factor analysis shows the validity of the underlying theoretical construct. Reliability analyses show a high inter-rater agreement, suggesting that the battery can be administered and scored by any trained judge, and a good internal consistency, suggesting that the various items that make up each scale are coherent and contribute to the measurement of communicative abilities.


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[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 193-233
On Idioms: Cornerstones for a Neurological Model of Language Processing
Dieter G. Hillert(University of California, San Diego)
[Volume 9, Issie 1] (2008) pp. 71-88
Effects of Structural Factors on TV Commercial Processing
Maki Sakamoto(The University of Electro-Communications), Koichi Yamamoto(Dentsu Communication Institute Inc.), Tetsuya Hayashida(Dentsu Inc.)
[Volume 9, Issie 1] (2008) pp. 49-69
Grammaticality Judgment of Garden Path Sentences in Persian
Hamideh Marefat and Ali Arabmofrad(University of Tehran)
[Volume 9, Issie 1] (2008) pp. 31-48
Perceptual priming and structural choice in Russian sentence production
Andriy Myachykov(University of Edinburgh) and Russell Tomlin(University of Oregon)
[Volume 9, Issie 1] (2008) pp. 1-30
An Experimental Syntactic Study of Binding of Multiple Anaphors in Korean
Ji-Hye Kim and James Hye Suk Yoon(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig)
[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 159-191
Dependency Distance as a Metric of Language Comprehension Difficulty
Haitao Liu(Institute of Applied Linguistics Communication , University of China)
[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 111-157
Assessment Battery for Communication - ABaCo:A new Instrument for the Evaluation of Pragmatic Abilities
Sacco K. , Angeleri R. , Bosco F.M. , Colle L. , Mate D. and Bara B.G. (University of Turin)
[Volume 9, Issie 2] (2008) pp. 89-109
Rediscovering Symbols: The Role of Category Labels in Similarity Judgment
Na-Yung Yu, Takashi Yamauchi, and Jay Schumacher(Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 97-112
Non-Factual Before as an Exceptive Construction
Douglas J. Wulf(George Mason University)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 53-95
Linguistic and Perceptual Categories in Colour Vision: A Critical Review
David Bimler(Massey University)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 41-52
Categorical Perception of Color is Restricted to the Right Visual Field in Korean Speakers Who Maintain Central Fixation
Debi Roberson(University of Essex) and Hyensou Pak(Yeungnam University)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 21-40
Unique Hue Judgment in Different Languages: A Comparison of Korean and English
Hyensou Pak(Yeungnam University) and Debi Roberson(University of Essex)
[Volume 10, Issie 1] (2009) pp. 1-20
The Impact of Statistical Distributions of Colours on Colour Category Acquisition
Tony Belpaeme(University of Plymouth) and Joris Bleys(Vrije Universiteit Brusse)
[Volume 10, Issie 2] (2009) pp. 245-278
Comprehension of communicative intentions: The case of figurative language
Francesca M. Bosco(University of Turin, Neuroscience Institute of Turin), Marianna Vallana(University of Turin), and Monica Bucciarelli(University of Turin)
[Volume 10, Issie 2] (2009) pp. 227-244
Numeral Classifiers and Nominal Functional Projections in Korean
So-Young Park(Seoul National University)
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